Roadside Attractions released a teaser trailer the upcoming documentary, “Whitney.”
The official description for the film:
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature “Whitney” is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.
The in-depth documentary includes interviews and conversations with members of Houston’s family, and with many friends in the industry.
Whitney Houston died in February 2012 after a long and very public battle with addiction. Many focus on the tragedy of her life. But her career, which started in the 1980s, took her through a path that led to Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, and many more. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the TV Movie “Cinderella” in 1997. She also starred in “The Preacher’s Wife,” opposite Denzel Washington. And her most beloved film role came in 1992 when she starred as an endangered singer in “The Bodyguard” with Kevin Costner.