Check out the trailer for Whitney, a film about Whitney Houston's life

The first trailer for Whitney, a film about the life of the iconic singer Whtiney Houston, has just arrived. The production shows the trajectory of the pop star, who tragically passed away in February 2012, from the days when she sang in the church choir in New Jersey to stardom, still addressing her problems with drugs and her troubled relationship with Bobby Brown.

The film is starring the actress and model Yaya DaCosta, who appeared in the film The Butler last year, and is directed by actress Angela Bassett.

Whitney will premiere on Lifetime cable channel in the US on January 17.

Watch the trailer below: