And reportedly she’s already recorded one of Houston’s classics — her biggest hit and the title track for the film, “I Will Always Love You.”
TMZ garnered audio of Cox covering the iconic hit and folks in the background listening to Cox sing her rendition cheered her on.
The cover might be feature during the climatic part of the film, which is built around Houston’s tumultuous yet misunderstood relationship with Bobby Brown.
Nevertheless, the TV movie is not out to make anyone look bad. Although, Houston’s family have been against the film being made.
“We’re not interested in dragging her life again through, you know, the muck,” she said. “She had to play out her choices, and the consequences of them, in a very hot, glaring spotlight, but we’re not interested in dragging that through again.”
The musical biopic will be released in early 2015 on Lifetime.
Listen to Deborah Cox’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ cover below. Let us know in the comment section how well she does or doesn’t do: