Just months after an unauthorized documentary on Whitney Houston aired on Showtime, another film on the doomed diva is about to debut.
Kevin Macdonald, who directed 2015's acclaimed Amy (about Amy Winehouse) oversaw the project, which will be screened at the Cannes [pr: can] Film Festival in France.
Whitney is promoted as an "unflinching portrait" that "probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory" of the late singer's life. It was produced with the cooperation of Whitney's sister-in-law Pat Houston and the Houston estate.
Macdonald says he "approached Whitney’s life like a mystery story; why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully?" He thanks the family, who "entrusted me with the 'keys to the vault' while giving me complete freedom to follow the story wherever it went."
Whitney is scheduled to debut in theaters in early July. (Entertainment Weekly)