Whitney Houston Doc Promises Unreleased Material

Whitney, the new Whitney Houston documentary detailing the legendary singer’s life and career, will feature never-before-seen performances and unreleased material.

Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald, the documentary was created with the approval of the late singer’s estate, and is said to be a "definitive look" at Houston's legacy. According to Variety, MacDonald had full access to the estate's archives, including previously unseen personal home video footage, unreleased recordings, a capella sessions, and live candid performances.

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“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?,” MacDonald said, in a release. “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.”

Patricia Houston, executor of her sister-in-law's estate, added: "To tell Whitney’s story, you have to know her story. We could not be more excited that Whitney’s fans will have this authoritative and definitive documentary chronicling the full arc or her career and the scope of Whitney’s entire life. This is an amazing retrospective that celebrates Whitney with never-before-seen footage and Kevin approaches her life with no blinders on. He captures all of Whitney’s magic, and he does not ignore the hard times. This is a film that will truly thrill all who knew and loved her as a musician, actress, model and so much more.”

Whitney will be released on July 6.