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Yaya DaCosta has landed the lead role in Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic, TVLine reports.

Currently titled Whitney Houston, the movie will focus on the relationship between the singer and her ex-husband Bobby Brown from the time they met through the dissolution of their tumultuous marriage.

Angela Bassett to direct Whitney Houston movie for Lifetime

An America's Next Top Model alum, DaCosta has appeared on Ugly Betty, All My Children and House, as well as Lee Daniels' The Butler. (Watch DaCosta as the daughter of Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty here.)

Whitney Houson is set to premiere in 2015, only three years after the singer was found dead in her hotel bathtub at age 48 due to an accidental drowning. Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, who starred opposite Houston in 1995's Waiting to Exhale, will direct the film.

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