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Yaya DaCosta stars as Whitney Houston in Biopic featured on Lifetime!

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Yaya DaCosta playing Whitney HoustonYaya DaCosta stars as Whitney Houston in Biopic featured on Lifetime! 

Yaya DaCosta will be starring as Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime feature film “I Will Always Love You– The Whitney Houston Story.” The biopic is reported to come out in 2015. It is directed by Whitney Houston’s dear friend, Angela Basset to commemorate the beautiful, talented and remarkable Ms. Whitney Houston.

Yaya DaCosta has made an exceptional name for herself after becoming runner-up in cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model in 2004. From T.V. Shows like The Kids Are Alright, to Oscar-nominated films like Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Yaya has introduced herself to the world of entertainment as not just another pretty face. It is expected for her true talent to emanate through her leading role as Whitney in the 2015 tribute feature.

The film will depict all of what made Whitney Houston who she was and will always be. It will shine light on her marvelous gift, shed truth to her relationship with Bobby Brown, and glance through the precious moments in between.

After co-starring together in the 1995 film “Waiting to Exhale” Angela Basset and Whitney Houston became close friends and kept the meaning of their bond alive through the years. Not only will this film be reaching out to the hearts of Whitney’s fans, but it will also hit close to home with the people behind the scenes.

Stay tuned for details on the rest of the cast!

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