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Filmmaker Nick Broomfield, the director of such controversial documentaries as “Kurt & Courtney” and “Biggie & Tupac,” will turn his lens on Whitney Houston for a film about the late singer – without the blessing of her estate.

“Whitney,” to air on the UK’s BBC Two, will go “in search of the forces that made and then destroyed the singer who has been described as having one of the greatest voices of the last 50 years,” according to the network.

“The Whitney Houston Estate has no involvement in that film whatsoever,” a family spokesperson told Billboard over e-mail.

Houston’s family also stayed away from Lifetime’s 2015 telefilm “Whitney,” directed by Angela Bassett.

Broomfield’s 1998 film “Kurt & Courtney” made headlines for alleging that Courtney Love played a role in Kurt Cobain’s death. His 2014 film “Biggie & Tupac” suggested that Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight planned both of the rappers’ murders.

No release date for Broomfield’s “Whitney” has been announced.

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4 thoughts on “Controversial Filmmaker Sets Whitney Houston Doc Without Estate’s Blessing

  1. MacBen on said:

    Shiton their blessings which surely meant them getting a cut of the proceeds. Houston was a celebrity– a houehold name, a very public figure. Her life is no secret. “My ideas, my money!” I don’t need permission for any unlicensed material.

  2. Tanisha on said:

    Please make another movie about Whitney. The one from lifetime sucked. And please wait until you have the rights to the music otherwise it will suck too.

  3. Linda on said:

    This shows a total lack of RESPECT to the Houston family.

    Broomfield should have first met with Whitney’s mom Cissy and presented his idea of a film to her.
    If she chose to go along with his ideas fine, if not–NO DAMN MOVIE!!!!!!

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