Yaya DaCosta to portray icon Whitney Houston in Lifetime’s biopic

Yaya DaCosta has been tapped to portray the legendary Whitney Houston.   (Photo Credit:  Rommel Demano)

Yaya DaCosta has been tapped to portray the legendary Whitney Houston. (Photo Credit: Rommel Demano)

The wait is finally over.  The Huffington Post reports today that model and actress YaYa DaCosta, 31, has been selected to play the role of the late singer Whitney Houston on Lifetime Network’s upcoming biopic.  The movie, as yet untitled, is scheduled to air sometime in 2015 and will be actress Angela Bassett’s first turn at directing.

The choice of DaCosta to star as the beloved Houston is already causing negative backlash and critical questions.  Many on social media are fearful that she won’t be able to do the role justice because she is known more for modeling, rather than acting.  (Continue reading full story here.)

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