Showtime Films financed the documentary and says it will use exclusive and rarely seen footage of Whitney to tell the story of her life. Via an interview with Billboard last year, Broomfield also detailed his plans for the documentary, including his reasons for declining commentary from Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown.
“Brown and Whitney were in a kind of strange dance,” Broomfield told the magazine. “They were completely destructive because they were in a weird competition with one another. I’ve never heard Bobby Brown even vaguely talk eloquently about that. I also didn’t want to spend a dime of money on him.”