An Official Whitney Houston Documentary Is On The Way From Oscar Winner Kevin Macdonald
Whitney Houston is the latest musician to the join the likes of Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain and Nina Simone in getting the documentary treatment.
Helmed by Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald, the film is the first to be officially greenlit by the singer’s estate since her untimely death in 2012. The movie is set to feature never-before-seen footage of her life, exclusive demo recordings and interviews with friends, family and music industry icons like Clive Davis.
“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 Macdonald, according to Billboard. “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.”
He continued, “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.”
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