Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald will release his new film Whitney on 6th July 2018.
The only film officially supported by the late singer’s estate, Whitney includes previously unreleased recordings from Whitney Houston. It also features rare never-before-seen footage and live performances recorded by Houston at various stages of her life.
Whitney gives a look at the superstar’s life behind-the-scenes, showing fans what the singer was really like. It contains personal home movie footage that has never been seen publicly before.
Kevin Mcdonald (Marley, Touching the Void, The Last King of Scotland) directs Whitney. Together with Happy Street Entertainment co-founder Lisa Erspamer (Running From Crazy) and producers Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Jonathan Chinn (LA 92, Fantastic Lies), Macdonald tells the story of Houston’s life, examining the meteoric highs and devastating lows.
Patricia Houston, Nicole David, Zanne Devine, Rosanne Korenberg, Joe Patrick, and Altitude Film Entertainment’s Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, and Mike Runagall executive produced the film.
Houston died aged 48 in 2012 after drowning in a hotel room bathroom. The singer had a long documented struggle with drugs, which it was believed she had overcome prior to her death.