Whitney Houston Documentary On The Way From ‘Kurt & Courtney’ Director

Carl Williott | March 9, 2016 12:23 pm

Nick Broomfield, director of the controversial 1998 documentary Kurt & Courtney, which alleged that Courtney Love was involved in Kurt Cobain‘s death, is helming a documentary about Whitney Houston for BBC Two.

For Whitney, the filmmaker “goes in search of the forces that made and then destroyed the singer who has been described as having one of the greatest voices of the last 50 years.” The Houston estate does not have any involvement in the film, according to an email from the family spokesperson to Billboard.

Houston died in February 2012 at the age of 48. The official cause of death was accidental drowning, but cocaine and marijuana were also in her system at the time, and she was also reportedly massively in debt to her label — which is all to say, plenty of fodder for Broomfield to come up with a salacious theory.

Last year, Angela Bassett directed a TV movie about Houston for Lifetime, also without the involvement of the late singer’s family.