Kevin Macdonald's Whitney, the documentary about the life and career Whitney Houston, will hit theaters in the U.S. on July 6.
Executive producers Altitude Film Entertainment is handling international sales and its distribution arm will release the film, produced by Lightbox and Lisa Erspamer Entertainment, in the U.K. and Ireland also on July 6.
The film has received the support of the late singer's estate and will include previously unreleased recordings, rare never-before-seen footage and live performances recorded by Houston at various stages her life, as well as original studio recordings and a capellas of some of the late singer's hits. The film also contains personal home movie footage that has never been seen publicly before, offering a rare glimpse of Whitney's life behind-the-scenes.
“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? 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," said Macdonald, whose previous films have included Marley and Touching the Void.