Fans will get another glimpse at the life of the late, great Whitney Houston when the pop icon’s highly-anticipated new self-titled documentary hits theaters on July 6 and the first official trailer for the film has arrived.
Backed by Roadside Attractions and Miramax, the upcoming project was produced by Kevin Macdonald and includes “unprecedented access to family and friends” like her mother, Cissy, Bobby Brown, Clive Davis, and Kevin Costner. It also serves as the only Houston film to see approval from the singer’s estate. Whitney will also feature vintage footage of the singer, offering up several glimpses of her struggle with fame. "People think it’s so damn easy," she says at one point in the clip as her explosive rendition of "I Will Always Love You" plays in the background. "And it's not."
“I approached Whitney’s life like a mystery story," producer Macdonald said in a statement. “Why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully? I was lucky enough to have the support of Pat Houston and the Whitney Houston estate in this quest. They entrusted me with the ‘keys to the vault’ while giving me complete freedom to follow the story wherever it went. At heart, Whitney is an intimate family story that reveals a new side to a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew.”
Whitney is set to world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month before its Stateside debut on July 6.