Whitney Houston's life to be documented on film

Whitney Houston's life to be documented on film

Whitney Houston, the late singer will have her life documented in a feature film by British Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald.

Kevin Macdonald, the director for The Last King of Scotland noted that Whitney’s documentary will chart the singer’s rise from gospel singer to global star.

The film will include interviews with friends, family and collaborators, including Clive Davis, founder and president of Arista Records, who is credited with discovering the singer. The filmmaking team will also have access to exclusive demo recordings, rare performances and audio archive.

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Macdonald says he intends to portray a documentary that many fans would see the positive side of Whitney as a woman who changed the face of music.  The documentary is the first to be endorsed by Houston's estate, following her death at the age of 48, in 2012.

Macdonald aside directing movies is credited with documentaries such as Touching the Void and One Day in September.

Houston was one of the most celebrated female singers of all time, with hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You. She won two Emmys, six Grammys, and more than 20 American Music Awards, but her later career was overshadowed by drug abuse and her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown.

 

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