The British team behind the Oscar-winning Amy Winehouse documentary Amy is set to tackle the story of the late Whitney Houston.
The singer’s estate authorized the project, which will explore every aspect of the her life. Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald stated that he wouldn’t shy away from the dark parts of Houston’s life, but wanted to tell the story most people don’t know. “The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist; by many measures she had the greatest voice of the last 50 years. She changed the way pop music was sung – bringing it back full circle to its blues and gospel roots. She was also completely unique in being a black pop star who sold in countries where black artists don’t traditionally sell.”
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Attitude, the company behind Amy, hopes the project will have similar success. Will Clarke, the chairman and co-CEO of the company, has no doubt that Macdonald will do Houston justice with a documentary that will not only engage audiences, but bring the iconic singer’s story to life. “Whitney’s story, brought to screen by Kevin Macdonald and this producing team, will make for a truly compelling theatrical event for audiences worldwide.”
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