Lifetime doesn't exactly have the greatest reputation for creating celebrity biopics. After dismal reviews for Aaliyah and Brittany Murphy's films, it's no wonder why Whitney Houston's family didn't want a movie centered around the late singer.
But Lifetime went ahead and created the movie regardless -- paying tribute to the 'I Will Always Love You' singer who died in 2012 from a drug overdose.
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"Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family's objections," Cissy Houston said. "No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby [Brown]. Please, please let her rest."
The network shared a glimpse of what we can expect to see on Jan. 17 when the full movie premieres at 8 p.m. Check out the official trailer here: