This is some pretty good news!!
A documentary about Whitney Houston’s life has been signed off on by the late singer’s Estate. Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald will head up this project that is set to cover her early days as a choir member of New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
Per a statement, the as-yet-untitled film will offer the “unvarnished and authentic” story of Houston’s life, from her early days singing in her church’s gospel choir to her astounding success as a global pop star, which included a string of seven straight Billboard Hot 100 Number Ones. The film will include interviews with Houston’s friends, family and collaborators, including famed record executive Clive Davis, who helped launch the singer’s career. It will also feature never-before-seen footage of Houston, as well as demo recordings and rare performances from her archives.
“The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist; by many measures, she had the greatest voice of the last 50 years,” Macdonald said. “She changed the way pop music was sung — bringing it back full circle to its blues and gospel roots. She was also completely unique in being a black pop star who sold in countries where black artists don’t traditionally sell.”