Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald has been given the green light by Whitney Houston’s estate to direct the first ever Whitney documentary.
Macdonald has been given “unprecedented” levels of access to Whitney’s closest family and friends, alongside hours and hours of never before seen video from the singer’s life, from childhood all the way through stardom, according to Perez Hilton.
The film is also set to include an interview with Clive Davis, the founder of Arista Records and one of the chief execs at Sony. Davis is widely regarded as the man who first brought Houston on to the national scene.
This is what Macdonald had to say about the film-in-progress:
“We have access to never-before-seen footage of Whitney that charts her whole life from her beginnings singing in her Church’s gospel choir to the day of her tragic death at the age of 48, and three decades of her music including exclusive demo recordings, rare performances and audio archive. Although we won’t shy away from the darker parts of Whitney’s life — her descent into addiction — 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.”
No date has been set for the release on the documentary yet.
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