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Yaya DaCosta Alafia to Play Whitney Houston in Lifetime Biopic

Women and Hollywood By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood June 9, 2014 at 3:30PM

Alafia most recently co-starred in "Lee Daniels' The Butler."
Yaya DaCosta
Yaya DaCosta

If you watched the third (and best) season of America's Next Top Model, you've probably also been following runner-up Yaya DaCosta Alafia's subsequent acting career with some interest. 

Alafia, who most recently co-starred in Lee Daniels' The Butler, has been cast in the lead role in I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story. Directed by Angela Bassett, the Lifetime movie will focus on the R&B diva's troubled marriage to Bobby Brown, starting from the early days of their courtship through the difficult years in the celebrity spotlight. 

The telepic is planned for a 2015 premiere. 

Previously: Angela Bassett to Direct Lifetime Movie About Whitney Houston

This article is related to: Whitney Houston, Television, Yaya DaCosta Alafia, Angela Bassett, I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story

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