Yaya DaCosta cast as Whitney Houston in Lifetime biopic
Former “America’s Next Top Model” cycle three contestant Yaya DaCosta may have found her big break! According to TVLine, DaCosta will channel her inner icon to play Whitney Houston in the Angela Bassett- directed biopic for Lifetime TV.
You may recall that DaCosta made her small-screen debut on “All My Children” after expressing an interest in becoming a jack-of-all- trades. Since her soap opera debut, DaCosta has appeared on “Ugly Betty,” “House” and in Lee Daniel’s The Butler. In the Lifetime biopic, DaCosta will play Houston as she deals with her volatile relationship with Bobby Brown and her early success in the music industry in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
As previously reported, for the first time in her career, Angela Bassett will take a seat behind the camera as the project’s director. The Lifetime biopic, tentatively titled “Whitney Houston,” is set to be released in early 2015.
What are your thoughts on DaCosta being cast as the legendary Whitney Houston? Did Lifetime get it right?
Hit the flip for a few snaps of DaCosta. Does she resemble the soulful diva enough to pull it off? – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie