‘Whitney’ Documentary Releases First Teaser Trailer

Last year, Showtime aired Whitney: Can I Be Me. The moving documentary came from acclaimed director Nick Broomfield. It featured plenty of footage from Rudi Dolezal, a friend of Whitney’s who had recorded more than 500 hours of footage of the singer both onstage and in private moments during her 1999 world tour for a planned concert film that was ultimately shelved. This new documentary about the legendary singer is approved by the Whitney Houston estate and features new interviews with her family, ex-husband Bobby Brown, Clive Davis and her The Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner.

Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48.

The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.

Whitney arrives on July 6 in theaters. Check out the first teaser trailer below.

Whitney Official Teaser Trailer