Whitney Houston was an absolute legend, and one who died long before her time. It was really a shame, and given her diva status, it’s no surprise that people still want to make money off her and also memorialize her… in TV movie form?
Apparently the Houston family is not too happy that Lifetime want to do a Whitney TV movie, because they think she’s bigger than that and deserves the big screen treatment, which I guess I kinda understand. However, if Liz Taylor only gets the Lifetime treatment, then Whitney ain’t getting anything bigger.
Lifetime made the announcement earlier this week … they’re planning on a biopic for 2015, with Angela Bassett making her directorial debut.
According to our sources, the Houston estate is so upset they’re considering a lawsuit to block production. We’re told the family has already expressed displeasure to Lifetime and made it clear they weren’t on board with a TV movie.
Sources close to the Houston family tell us the estate is planning its own movie for the big screen — ala the “This is It’” Michael Jackson flick.
Pat Houston, wouldn’t get specific with us but did say, “Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie. If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening.”
I mean, wait a minute – isn’t Pat the one who put out a book trying to make money off her daughter just months after her death? That kinda discredits any genuine concern she has about Whitney’s legacy, to me.