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The first teaser for the soon-to-be-released Whitney Houston documentary is here.
The documentary, simply titled Whitney and directed by Kevin Macdonald, arrives in theaters on July 6, but for now, the first official teaser trailer is here to give you a glimpse into the life and legacy of the late singer and actress.
Kevin Macdonald wasn’t a Whitney Houston superfan when he was approached about documenting the late soul-pop diva’s life, but the award-winning Scottish filmmaker (One Day in September) admired the powerful intensity of her voice and “the feeling that she was communicating a lot more than what the words were saying…. Where did the emotion come from that we hear in the voice?”
With the cooperation of the Houston estate, Macdonald conducted 70 interviews about the diva, including with including her family, her husband Bobby Brown, Clive Davis, and her Bodyguard costar, Kevin Costner; Macdonald promises “many revelations that I think will, even to people who feel they know this story, make a lot more sense of who she is.”
Houston died in February of 2012 from accidental drowning in her bathtub after years of substance abuse. The Los Angeles County Coroner later found that “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use” contributed to her death.
Watch the teaser for Whitney above.