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Just one day after reporting about Nick Gordon ending his silence regarding the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we’re getting news regarding a new Whitney Houston documentary. Directed by Oscar-winner Kevin MacDonald, this will be the first theatre released documentary approved by the Houston estate.

“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. 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.”

New Whitney Houston Documentary Tackles Career, Drug Use, and Talent
“Whitney Houston Performing on Good Morning America” by asterix611. Licensed under CC by 2.0.

The documentary, which will be presented by Altitude, the same studio behind the critically-acclaimed Amy biopic, is planned for a theatrical release in 2017 and will include interviews with members of Houston’s family, friends, and people in the music industry who helped mold and contribute to Whitney’s career.

Just as with Amy, which delve into the life of the late Amy Winehouse in a raw and honest way, this yet unnamed film will not shy away from the darker moments of the legendary singer’s life. Whitney Houston’s struggles with addiction as well as the ups and downs of her career will be thoroughly explored, including footage from her early life.

MacDonald commented on his intentions to respect Houston’s legacy while giving her fans an earnest look into her life:

“Although we won’t shy away from the darker parts of Whitney’s life- her descent into addiction- I want audiences to walk out of the cinema and feel positive about Whitney and her music. I want to reveal a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew; and a woman those new to her life and music will never forget.”

At the moment, this new Whitney Houston documentary is only set to be distributed in the U.K., but Altitude has plans to present it to potential buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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