Whitney, the documentary that will dive into most personal aspects of music icon Whitney Houston’s life and career officially has a release date. The flick will be released in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland on July 6, as announced Friday (Mar. 9) by Roadside Attractions presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff and Miramax CEO Bill Block.
The film will reveal details about the late singer’s life, filled with live performances from her past, unreleased tracks and home footage. Additionally, Whitney will feature original studio recordings of her biggest hits.
Director Kevin MacDonald had approval of Houston’s legendary estate to access its archives, noting in a statement: “I approached Whitney’s life like a mystery story; why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully? I was lucky enough to have the support of Pat Houston and the Whitney Houston estate in this quest. They entrusted me with the ‘keys to the vault’ while giving me complete freedom to follow the story wherever it went. At heart, Whitney is an intimate family story that reveals a new side to a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew.”
The release comes one year after the Showtime doc Whitney: Can I Be, which was publicly denounced by the estate.