Whitney Houston’s life and tradition will survive on in theaters throughout the nation later on this year.
Miramax and Roadside Attractions revealed Friday they will launch the feature-length documentary Whitney, an “intimate, definitive account of the superstar’s life and career” and “the only film officially supported by the late singer’s estate” throughout the country on July 6.
“I approached Whitney’s life like a mystery story; why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully? I was lucky enough to have the support of Pat Houston and the Whitney Houston estate in this quest,” the movie’s Oscar-winning director, Kevin Macdonald ( One Day in September), stated in a declaration. “They delegated me with the ‘keys to the vault’ while providing me total liberty to follow the story any place it went. At heart, Whitney is an intimate household story that exposes a brand-new side to a lady that even her most die-hard fans never ever understood.”
In addition to showcasing her robust discography– which has actually collected over 200 million album sales worldwide– the nonfiction movie consists of unreleased recordings, special never-before-seen video footage from Houston’s individual life and live efficiencies from numerous phases of her profession. The filmmakers likewise had access to the Houston estate’s archives, so the production in addition includes intimate house films revealing the pop icon communicating with loved ones, good friends, and partners.
“To tell Whitney’s story, you have to know her story. We could not be more excited that Whitney’s fans will have this authoritative and definitive documentary chronicling the full arc or her career and the scope of Whitney’s entire life,” a declaration from Patricia Houston, Whitney’s previous supervisor, sister-in-law, and estate administrator, checks out. “This is an amazing retrospective that celebrates Whitney with never-before-seen footage and Kevin approaches her life with no blinders on. He captures all of Whitney’s magic, and he does not ignore the hard times. This is a film that will truly thrill all who knew and loved her as a musician, actress, model and so much more.”
After years of dealing with drug abuse, Houston passed away Feb. 11, 2012 from an unintentional drowning in a hotel tub. The Los Angeles County Coroner later on discovered that “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use” added to her death.
Houston’s life formerly motivated the Angela Bassett-directed Lifetime motion picture Whitney, starring previous America’s Next Top Model entrant Yaya DaCosta in the title function, and the tv documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me, which premiered on Showtime in 2017.Related youtube video: (not from post)