Deborah Cox will provide vocals in new 'Whitney' film

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E Online — Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston movie can’t come any sooner.

And I’m more than happy to report that the production will feature some of the late singing legend’s music.

However, there is one hitch — we won’t actually be hearing the voice of Houston or Yaya DaCosta, the former America’s Next Top Model hopeful who is playing her in the Angela Bassett-directed film.

I can exclusively reveal that Houston’s songs will be sung by… R&B singer Deborah Cox!

A Lifetime rep tells me that “music rights and clearances are still being worked out,” but Cox will be providing the “vocal tracks.”

It was announced in May that Bassett, who co-starred with Houston in Waiting to Exhale, would make her directorial debut with the Lifetime original movie about the late singer. The movie is said to be focusing on Houston’s relationship with Bobby Brown.

Just yesterday, Lifetime released the first photo of DaCosta as Houston and Arlen Escarpeta as the former New Edition singer.

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