Last week we were geeked to tell you that Angela Bassett is directing a Lifetime movie based on Whitney Houston’s life, but it appears not everyone is excited as we are about the new project. According to TMZ, the family of one of the greatest singers of all time isn’t feeling the Lifetime movie, saying Whitney’s legacy is far to great for a simple television movie.
“Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie,” Pat Houston told TMZ. “If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening.”
In an attempt to uphold what the family assumes would be Whitney’s wishes, the Houston’s are reportedly considering a lawsuit to block production since they already made it clear to Lifetime that they don’t support a TV movie. Sources say the family is also planning its own movie for the big screen “ala the ‘This is It’ Michael Jackson flick,” TMZ says.
Apparently none of the family’s displeasure has rattled Lifetime, who proudly announced their plans for the biopic, setting their sites on 2015 for the television debut. Without the Houstons behind it, though, we have to wonder where the information for the movie will come from. And, equally important, how does Angela Bassett feel about the lack of Houston support? We have a feeling this isn’t the end of the drama concerning this biopic.
What do you think about Whitney’s family saying the singer deserves more than a TV movie?