Watch the emotional first trailer for the Whitney Houston film

30 April 2018, 12:17 | Updated: 30 April 2018, 12:18

Whitney Houston

The first official Whitney Houston movie is nearly here...

The first trailer for the new Whitney Houston documentary Whitney has been released.

Whitney will be a new documentary about the life and career of the iconic singer, and will be released in the summer.

Directed by Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald, the film will feature several unseen clips and live performances. It is also the first film about the late pop icon that has been approved by Houston's estate.

It will be released in the UK and Ireland on July 6. Watch the trailer below:

Whitney has been described as the “intimate, definitive account of the superstar’s life and career”, and promises “previously unreleased recordings, rare never-before-seen footage and live performances recorded by Houston at various stages her life, as well as original studio recordings and acapellas of some of the late singer’s greatest hits.”

The movie will chart the rise of Whitney's life as a gospel singer to an international superstar.

It will also include interviews with friends, family and collaborators, including producer Clive Davis, who is credited with discovering her as a youngster.