TVLine has reported that Top Model's Yaya DaCosta has been cast as Whitney Houston in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic of the late star, set to be directed by American Horror Story's Angela Bassett.
Since making her pop culture debut in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model, DaCosta has landed roles in shows such as All My Children, Ugly Betty and House. She’s also had big-screen success, most recently coming off a role in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
It's being reported that the TV-movie will take into account Houston’s volatile and controversial relationship with singer-songwriter Bobby Brown during her meteoric rise to musical superstardom. The production is set to premiere in 2015, only three years after the singer was tragically found dead in her hotel bathtub at age 48 due to an accidental drowning as the result from a drug overdose.