Paula Rogo
Mar, 11, 2018

A new documentary about the life and career of Whitney Houston is set to be released this summer.

Whitney, a documentary by Kevin Macdonald, has received the support of the late icon’s family and estate. As a result, the film will include unseen and unheard recordings, video footage, home videos and live performances from different points of Houston’s life, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

This will be the second Houston documentary released in the last two years. Whitney: Can I Be Me, which first debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, aired on Showtime last August. That documentary followed  Houston’s rise to fame and its effect on the iconic singer. It also looked at Houston’s tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown, and examined the rumors that Houston was secretly in love with her best friend and manager Robyn Crawford.

“I approached Whitney’s life like a mystery story; why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully?” said Macdonald. “I was lucky enough to have the support of Pat Houston and the Whitney Houston estate in this quest. They entrusted me with the ‘keys to the vault’ while giving me complete freedom to follow the story wherever it went.”

He added: “At heart, Whitney is an intimate family story that reveals a new side to a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew."

Whitney will be released July 6, 2018