A Whitney Houston documentary is coming to theaters this summer

Whitney, is set to hit theaters on July 6th.

March 10, 2018
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It looks like the story of legendary soul singer Whitney Houston will be told through a documentary titled Whitney which is set for release this summer and will include never-before-seen footage and live performances. According to Rolling Stone, The film, which has been approved by the Houston estate, will be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald, who also helmed the Bob Marley documentary Marley.

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Macdonald shared that he was given the go ahead by executor of the Houston and estate and Whitney's manager Pat Houston, and wanted to tell the singer's story as a mystery. "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?" Macdonald said in a statement to Rolling Stone.

A Whitney Houston doc titled Whitney: Can I Be Me was previously released through Showtime in 2017. The Nick Broomfield-directed effort was subsequently denounced by the Houston estate.

Whitney is set to release through Roadside Attractions and Miramax on July 6.

A Whitney Houston documentary is coming to theaters this summer