The movie will be directed by fellow actress Angela Bassett, who worked with the pop icon in the mid-1990s on their movie “Waiting to Exhale.”
Lifetime gave everyone a first look this weekend with a one-minute trailer, featuring Yaya DaCosta, 32, as Houston, who died in 2012 at the age of 48.
In the trailer, we hear “You are the greatest voice of your generation” and lyrics from hit songs like “I am Every Woman.”
Her marriage to Bobby Brown and her drug use are also prominent.
The movie will follow the life story of the singer, focusing on her tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown.
The music legend will be played by Yaya Da Costa, who has appeared in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “House” and “Ugly Betty.”