'Whitney': Watch First Trailer for New Documentary About the Late Singer

The film is the first documentary on Houston to be approved by her estate.

Whitney Houston is getting the documentary treatment -- but this time, it's been approved by the late singer's estate. 

The first trailer for Whitney dropped on Friday, telling the story of the music legend's incredible life, career and tragic death. The film follows the 2017 documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me. 

Whitney includes several never-before-seen moments of Houston, including home movies and unreleased recordings, as those closest to her -- including Bobby Brown and Clive Davis -- provide additional insight into the life of the beloved artist.

Houston's mom, Cissy, a renowned singer herself, opens up about teaching her daughter to sing at a young age. "You have three places to sing from: the heart, the mind and guts," she says. "She learned them all." 

Another clip shows Houston's darker moments, as she emotionally reveals, "People think it's so damn easy, and it's not." Watch the trailer in the video player above. 

Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2012. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning, with heart disease and drug use also to blame. 

Whitney, directed by Kevin Macdonald, hits theaters on July 6.


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