Yaya DaCosta to play Whitney Houston

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    Lifetime has picked one of Tyra Banks’ proteges to play Whitney Houston in its upcoming biopic!

    Bobbi Kristina may be disappointed to find out that she’s not going to be bringing the story of her mother’s life to film. TVLine.com reports that Yaya DaCosta has been cast to play the legendary diva.

    The role is likely in very capable hands. Although Yaya rose to fame on season 3 of “America’s Next Top Model,” she’s no stranger to a film set! Yaya’s appeared in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and she’s also appeared in Tron: Legacy, “Law & Order: SVU,” “Ugly Betty,” and “House.”

    Angela Bassett will be directing the film, which will depict Whitney’s tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown while she established her status as an icon.

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