Lifetime schedules 'Whitney' biopic for January

December 6, 2014 9:15 PM

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Lifetime will kick off the new year with Whitney, a Whitney Houston biopic directed by Angela Bassett.

Whitney (Jan. 17, 8 p.m. ET/PT) marks the directing debut for Bassett, an Oscar nominee for acting. Yaya DaCosta (Lee Daniels' The Butler) portrays the famed singer, who died in 2012, and Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5) plays singer-songwriter Bobby Brown.

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