Fans of the late Whitney Houston will get to see what the beloved singer’s life was like before she reached international stardom in an upcoming documentary that delves deep into her roots in the Church where her singing career started.
“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,” said Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland,” “Marley”), who will be directing the documentary to Rolling Stone magazine. “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.”
While the film is still untitled, it will take an authentic look at Houston’s life from the church choir to pop stardom. The documentary will reveal interviews with Houston’s friends, family and collaborators who were along for the ride. Houston died in 2012 due to a reported drug overdose.
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