Kevin Macdonald’s Whitney is having its world premiere tonight out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and Miramax and Roadside Attractions are priming the pump by unveiling the official trailer for the documentary that digs deep into the life of Whitney Houston. The movie hits U.S. theaters on July 6.
Houston broke more music biz records than any other female in history, selling more than 200 million albums globally and becoming the first to chart seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. No. 1 singles. But there was a darker side to the success, as her career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and eventually her death in 2012 at age 48.
As the trailer hints, the docu is unflinching and uses previously unseen archival footage, demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and interviews with friends and family who were there for Houston’s ups and downs.
Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn and Lisa Erspamer are producers. Nicole David, Pat Houston, Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, Mike Runagall, Zanne Devine, Rosanne Korenberg and Joe Patrick are exec producers.
Check out the trailer above.