Yaya DaCosta Cast as Whitney Houston in Lifetime Biopic

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Yaya DaCosta has landed what some might consider the greatest role of all.

The former America’s Next Top Model contestant will anchor Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic as the late/great singer, portraying Houston through her roller coaster relationship with Bobby Brown and detailing her meteoric rise to superstardom.

  • Yaya DaCosta Picture
  • Whitney Houston on a Red Carpet

Since appearing on Cycle 3 of the aforementioned CW competition, DaCosta has recurred on such programs as All My Children, Ugly Betty and House.

She’s also enjoyed some big screen success, most recently playing a role in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

Former Oscar nominee Angela Bassett will direct the yet-untitled film, which is scheduled for a 2015 release.

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some folks are bigger than life.
.......Michael Jackson.

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