Published Mar 08, 2016Years after exploring the life and death of Kurt Cobain in the controversial Kurt and Courtney documentary, it's been announced that filmmaker Nick Broomfield will look at the tragic story of late R&B star Whitney Houston in an upcoming film project for the BBC.
Though its arrival is TBA, the BBC's Charlotte Moore has confirmed that a documentary titled Whitney will premiere through BBC Two "in the coming months." Directed by Broomfield, it's said to examine the "forces that made and then destroyed the singer." It's as-yet-unclear who all is participating in the film.
Houston, whose career included multiple hit albums, number one songs like "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)," and film roles, passed away in 2012. A coroner had ruled the death an accidental drowning, caused by the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use." Houston was 48 years old.
Documentarian Broomfield has often focused on tragedy within the music world. In addition to 1998's Kurt and Courtney, which alluded to a murder conspiracy surrounding the suicide of Cobain, he also made the 2002 hip-hop doc Biggie & Tupac.
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