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Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's relationship to be turned into film

The TV drama will be directed by actress Angela Bassett

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The tumultuous relationship between Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is to be made into a film.

The TV drama will be aired by the Lifetime TV channel and will be directed by actress Angela Bassett, who has previously played Tina Turner in What's Love Got To Do With It; Rosa parks in The Rosa Parks Story and Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream.

The film will follow the couple from their first meeting through to Houston's huge rise to fame.

"I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments, and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story," Bassett said in a statement (via Deadline). “Their humanity and bond fascinates us all."

The film will air in 2015 and the cast is yet to be announced.

Brown and Houston were divorced at the time of her death in 2012 from drowning in a hotel bath. The pair had a daughter together, 21-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown.

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