The Angela Bassett-helmed Whitney Houston Lifetime biopic will star Yaya DaCosta.  

Yaya DaCosta, a former America's Next Top Model runner-up who has since appeared in Lee Daniels' The Butler and The Kids Are All Right, will play Whitney Houston in an upcoming Lifetime biopic directed by Angela Bassett.

The biopic plans to cover Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown