Deborah Cox Will Be The Voice Of Whitney Houston’s Biopic

July 16, 2014  |  

Now that Lifetime  has announced who will be starring in their controversial biopic about Whitney Houston’s life, they’re answering one question that folks are dying the know the answer to: What do they plan to do about music in the film?

According to E!, although Angela Bassett previously stated that Lifetime had acquired the rights to Whitney’s music, they apparently only acquired rights from music publishers, but not for the actual recordings of Whitney’s music. To get around that, the network has hired singer Deborah Cox to re-record some of Whitney’s greatest hits. The film’s star, Yaya DaCosta, will then lip-sync to Deborah’s recordings. Lifetime reps say “music rights and clearances are still being worked out.”

We’re guessing producers probably ran into some roadblocks while trying to attain full rights to Whitney’s music due to the family’s disapproval of the biopic. From the looks of it, this movie is going to be a good one. Earlier this week, we reported on a photo of Yaya, which replicated Whitney’s 1987 album cover.

“I just looked at the picture and did the pose!” Yaya told Entertainment Weekly of the image.

Do you think Deborah was a good choice?

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