That’s apparently how Whitney Houston’s family feels as TMZ.com reports they are highly upset with Lifetime for making a movie about the late singer’s life. So much so that sources tell the site that Houston’s estate is following the path laid by those who did Michael Jackson’s “This is It” and planning a movie of its own to hit the big screen.
To hear the family tell it, Whitney is too big for TV.
“Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie,” Pat Houston told TMZ. “If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening.”
The Houston family’s beef with Lifetime comes after the network announced plans for a Whitney biopic earlier this week. The film, set to come out in 2015, will mark the directorial debut of Angela Bassett.
Sources with TMZ reveal that a lawsuit to block production on the Lifetime feature being considered by the Houston estate which has already expressed displeasure to Lifetime and made it clear they weren’t on board with a TV movie.
At this time, Lifetime hasn’t commented on the situation.