Roadside Attractions and Miramax have released a new poster for the Whitney documentary based on the singer’s life. Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best.
Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past. Acclaimed photographer Randee St Nicholas has showcased a never seen before photo of Whitney Houston. Over the years, Randee collaborated with Whitney Houston many times and opened up her archives to the studios.
St Nicholas said, “In choosing the key art/movie poster that was to visually represent the official documentary titled ‘Whitney,’ the creatives at Roadside wanted to do something very special that would capture the essence of this beloved icon. They came to my studio, and together we poured through my extensive film archives of Whitney to find photographs that hadn’t been seen and honor the emotional content of the film. We pulled hundreds of images and Roadside Attractions made dozens of comps with their agency. Besides her mesmerizing voice and completely natural acting abilities, Whitney exuded a joyful spirituality that accompanied her contagious smile. Being a combustible blend of darkness and light and depth and soul, it was always fascinating to explore the many dimensions of Whitney. The final poster they created is both powerful and honest…glimpsing the intimate story in Whitney’s eyes.”
Check out the poster and the trailer below: