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Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston in the Lifetime Original Movie “Whitney,” premiering Jan. 17 at 8 p.m.

*BuzzFeed has the exclusive world premiere of the trailer for “Whitney,” the anticipated Lifetime Original Movie about the late Whitney Houston.

Angela Bassett makes her directorial debut with the film, featuring Yaya DaCosta (Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”) in the lead role with Arlen Escarpeta (“Final Destination 5”) alongside her as Bobby Brown.

“Whitney” will stick mostly to the singer’s relationship with Bobby Brown – from the moment they met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.

As previously reported, Houston’s vocal performances in the film are all sung by Deborah Cox. The music featured in the film includes “The Greatest Love of All,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “I’m Every Woman” and “I Will Always Love You” as well as Brown’s “Every Little Step.”

“Whitney” premieres Jan 17 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

Watch the trailer here.

View pics from the set below:

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