Early in 2016, there was talk of a Whitney Houston documentary that would shed light on the legendary vocalist’s life, musical career and the events leading up to her untimely death. Well, in March 2018, Roadside Attractions‘s presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff and Miramax CEO Bill Block announced the documentary will finally see light in the States.
Directed by Kevin Macdonald, the film, entitled “Whitney,” is already being touted as a “Revealing and Definitive Look at the Life and Career of the Legendary Superstar.”
This wouldn’t be the first documentary about the music icon. In 2017, the BBC in conjunction with Showtime Networks released “Can I Be Me,” an intimate look at Houston and her life from childhood to her eventual passing.
Whitney Houston was an artist that defined a generation of music lovers. She has been dubbed the Voice of a Generation, and with great reason. There hasn’t been a singer before or since who could meld the fire of gospel with the raw emotion of R&B and the universal appeal of pop music quite like her. Beyond her ability to almost seamlessly crossover, her voice defied all logic. Even at her worst, she was able to out sing almost anyone who even dared step up to a microphone.
On Feb. 11, 2012, at the age of 49, the singer was found in the bathtub of her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton. The official cause of death was accidental drowning. Her tumultuous history with drug use has at times overshadowed the fact that she was not only a gifted artist, but a loving daughter, wife and mother. On July 6, fans can finally hope to get some semblance of closure for the loss of one of history’s most beloved treasures.