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Die-hard ‘Nippy’ fans are rejoicing! Lifetime has confirmed a Whitney Houston movie, tapping one of the late singer’s Hollywood colleagues. Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut on the original movie, currently titled Whitney Houston.

Reportedly, the film will chronicle the relationship between the late singer and Bobby Brown, from the time they first met and the height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Angela said:

“I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments, and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”

Angela, who starred alongside Whitney in ‘Waiting to Exhale‘ also shared her excitement on Twitter writing:

“Hey Everybody, u good? Deep in #Whitney pre-prod.w/ @lifetimetv! Striving above all else to tell their story w/LOVE! “

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