Yaya DaCosta Set to Play Whitney Houston

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By Daniel Gates

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Yaya DaCosta is reportedly set to play Whitney Houston in a television movie.

The onetime “America’s Next Top Model” contestant will portray the late music icon in a Lifetime biopic directed by Angela Bassett, reports TV Line.

DaCosta recently appeared in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and has had roles on “Ugly Betty” and “House.”

The project, on track for a 2015 premiere, would follow Houston’s career and relationship with Bobby Brown.

She died in February 2012.

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