nullLast week, we were treated to our first look at Yaya DaCosta Alafia as Whitney Houston in a solo shot, for Angela Bassett’s upcoming directorial debut for the Lifetime network – a shot that mimicked the album cover of the late singer’s hit 1987 studio album (her 2nd) "Whitney."

Today, as you can see above, we’ve got a first look at the couple together – DaCosta as Houston, joined by Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown.

The telepic will chronicle the headline-making partnership between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown – from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.

Bassett is directing the film, which is tentatively titled "Whitney Houston," from a script penned by Shem Bitterman ("Betty & Coretta" – the Lifetime Original Movie that Bassett starred in last year). 

Larry Sanitsky (who produced "Betty & Coretta") will do the same for "Whitney Houston."

Joining Alafia and Escarpeta in front of the camera is Yolonda Ross, playing Whitney Houston’s longtime good friend and assistant, who was also rumored to be her lesbian lover – Robyn Crawford.

Shooting is currently underway in Los Angeles. The film is scheduled to debut in 2015.

The image is courtesy of the NY Post.