Kevin MacDonald's Whitney Houston documentary gets a summer release date

There will be previously unreleased recordings and never-before seen footage.

A documentary following the life of music legend Whitney Houston is set to air this summer.

Kevin MacDonald's long-awaited film Whitney will be released in the UK and US on July 6, and will document the singer's life and untimely death in 2012.

"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?" MacDonald said in a statement.

He also noted that he had full support from the late star's family to tell her story (a previous biopic that aired on Lifetime in 2015 was condemned by the Houston family) and added that fans will see "a new side" to the performer.

"They entrusted me with the 'keys to the vault' while giving me complete freedom to follow the story wherever it went.

"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's mother, Patricia Houston, added: "He [MacDonald] captures all of Whitney's magic, and he does not ignore the hard times.

"This is a film that will truly thrill all who knew and loved her as a musician, actress, model and so much more."

As well as interviews with those closest to her, the film will also include previously unreleased recordings, rare never-before-seen footage and live performances.

There will also be family home recorded videos that will give fans an insight into Whitney's life away from the spotlight, likely including her daughter Bobbi Kristina who tragically passed away in 2015 in an eerily similar fashion as her mother due to accidental drowning.

Whitney passed away in three years earlier in February 2012, also from accidental drowning.


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