Yaya DaCosta to Play Whitney Houston in Lifetime Movie (Photos)

Yaya DaCosta and Whitney HoustonWhen they cast you for the role of one of the greatest vocals of all time, you come running. And naturally, that’s exactly what Yaya DaCosta did. The actress and former America’s Next Top Model contestant landed the role of Whitney Houston in the forthcoming Lifetime biopic, according to TVLine.

The made-for-TV movie will chronicle Houston’s tumultuous relationship with singer Bobby Brown and rise to worldwide pop superstar. Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut for this film, which is set to premiere in 2015.

Think Yaya can pull of the role? Flip through the pages to see DaCosta and Houston’s uncanny resemblance. 

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