The life and times of Whitney Houston will be celebrated and explored in an upcoming documentary about the late singer, who died tragically in 2012 at the age of 48. Whitney, directed by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald, will offer an intimate look at the singer’s early life and her career.
Whitney will make its official debut at the Cannes Film Festival this month, before a theatrical release on July 6. Check out a trailer and synopsis below:
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.