Magazine article Screen International

Whitney Houston Doc 'Can I Be Me' Gets UK Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Whitney Houston Doc 'Can I Be Me' Gets UK Deal

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Whitney Houston documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me has been picked up by UK documentary specialists Dogwoof for release in early summer 2017.

Co-directed by Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal, the film is set to have its world premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival next month.

Featuring new footage and live recordings, the documentary chronicles the life of American pop princess Houston, one of the best-selling artists of all time, who died suddenly at the age of 48 in 2012.

Alongside her glittering music career, she also had roles in films including The Bodyguard and The Preacher's Wife.

Dogwoof struck the deal with US outfit Content Media, which is representing world sales.

Broomfield's Lafayette Films produced the feature with Marc Hoeferlin. Executive producers were John Battsek, Shani Hinton, Charles Finch, Ben Silverman and Patrick Holland. …

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