Whitney Houston Film Premiere Date Set

3 December 2014, 09:35 | Updated: 3 December 2014, 09:40

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Lifetime's Whitney Houston movie will air on January 17.

Lifetime's Whitney Houston movie will air on January 17, it has been confirmed.

The original film, directed by Angela Bassett, will star Yaya DaCosta as late singer, with Arlen Escarpeta playing Bobby Brown.

Whitney will showcase the pair's relationship from their first meeting to their marriage and will also show the difficulties the pair faced as Houston rose to fame around the world.

The film will include hit singles including 'I Will Always Love You', 'I'm Every Woman and 'The Greatest Love Of All', all sung by Grammy-nominated singer Deborah Cox.

Bassett was recently required to defend the film, after Houston’s mother Cissy criticised it for going ahead without the family's blessing.

Whitney will premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 8pm ET/PT.

Watch Whitney Houston's music video for ‘I Will Always Love You’ below: