Fans and critics are getting a first look at the Lifetime biopic about Whitney Houston. In the first trailer for the controversial movie, actress Yaya DaCosta transforms into the late superstar.
The trailer focuses on Whitney's relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown, and it doesn't look like the movie will be shying away from the couple's history with drug use. Both Whitney and Bobby's characters are shown using cocaine throughout the trailer.
The clip also depicts the singer at the peak of her career, performing on stage and greeting fans. Characters playing Whitney's mother Cissy and longtime mentor Clive Davis appear in the latest sneak peak, as well.
The Angela Bassett-directed movie, titled Whitney, is set to premiere on Lifetime on January 17th.