yaya dacosta

*There’s been movement on the Lifetime TV/Whitney Houston project. According to TVLine the title role will go to Yaya DaCosta (pictured).

The made for TV film will chronicle Houston’s volatile relationship with singer-songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.

Bassett, reports Shadow and Act, will direct from a script penned by Shem Bitterman (“Betty & Coretta” – the Lifetime Original Movie that Bassett starred in last year). And by the way, Larry Sanitsky , who produced “Betty & Coretta,” will do the same for “Whitney Houston.”

Since making her television debut in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model,

DaCosta, who came on the scene via “America’s Next Top Model,” has gone on to secure recurring roles on shows such as “All My Children,” “Ugly Betty” and “House.” And on the big-screen, she’s coming off a role in “Lee Daniel’s The Butler.”