According to sources, the model-turned-actress has been cast to play the legendary singer in her forthcoming Lifetime movie directed by Angela Bassett. As we reported earlier, Whitney Houston will chronicle “the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer, and model, and singer-songwriter Bobby Brown — from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.”
Yaya, who is best known as the runner-up on Cycle 3 of “America’s Next Top Model,” has demonstrated her acting skills on shows like “All My Children,” “Ugly Betty” and “House.” Her major film debut came last year in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, playing civil rights activist Carol Hammie.
The made-for-TV film is slated for a 2015 release date.
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