Yaya DaCosta nabs Whitney Houston role for Lifetime biopic

June 8, 2014 4:10 AM

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Yaya DaCosta has landed the role of the late Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, which is set to be directed by Angela Bassett.

According to TVLine, who first learned the casting news, this will be DaCosta's biggest role to date, but her star has been on the rise after appearing in the critically acclaimed Lee Daniels' The Butler.

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