A New Whitney Houston Documentary Is Coming This Spring
Titled Whitney: Can I Be Me the film will explore the iconic artist’s career, as well as her complicated personal life. Nick Broomfield, who directed the documentaries Kurt and Courtney and Biggie and Tupac, serves as the director for Whitney. The documentary will be premiering at the festival courtesy of Showtime Documentary Films.
“Nick is a bold storyteller with an acclaimed track record of provocative documentary filmmaking,” Vinnie Malhotra, Senior Vice President, Documentary and Unscripted Programming, Showtime Networks Inc., said. “Showtime Documentary Films is excited to partner with him on this project, as he delves deep into the life of Whitney Houston to tell the real story behind the rise and fall of one of America’s most iconic singers.”
Whitney was initially a BBC Two project, but it seems they have since partnered up with Showtime to release the film. According to Rolling Stone, Houston’s family is not involved in Broomfield’s documentary (although they have given their blessing to another project being created by Kevin Macdonald).
The Tribeca Film Festival takes place on April 19 and ends on the 30th.
In other related news, Bobby Brown will serve as a guest on a forthcoming new episode of Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry.
In a promo teaser for the episode (as well as others), Henry sits down with Brown where he brings the entertainer to tears by mentioning Houston and their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
“I’m seeing a mother connecting hands with a child,” Henry explains, seemingly referencing Brown’s late ex-wife and daughter. This year marks the two year anniversary of Brown’s death, as well as the five year anniversary of Houston’s death. This episode, which is a part of the second season of Hollywood Medium, will air on E! some time in the spring.