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Showtime Is Making a Whitney Houston Documentary With the Director of ‘Kurt & Courtney’

A release date has yet to be announced

anna headshotAnna Gaca // March 15, 2016

Showtime has announced it will produce an original documentary about iconic singer Whitney Houston, who died in 2012 at age 48 from drowning exacerbated by cocaine use, according to her autopsy. The project is helmed by director Nick Broomfield, best known for controversial celebrity death documentaries like 1998’s Kurt & Courtney and 2002’s Biggie & Tupac.

In a press release, the cable network said the film would include performance footage, behind-the-scenes video, and interviews with “the key people in Houston’s life.” According to Billboard, Houston’s estate “has no involvement in [the] film whatsoever.” BBC 2 is set to air the forthcoming documentary in the UK. No release date has been announced.