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Lifetime has announced plans for an original movie about Whitney Houston's life story. The project will be directed by Angela Bassett and is expected to premiere in 2015.

Angela said in a statement, "I have such regard for both Whitney's and Bobby Brown's amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all."

The movie has a working title of Whitney Houston. The story will follow the tumultuous relationship between Houston and Bobby -- from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and rocky marriage, all during Whitney's meteoric rise as a singer, actress and model.