Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's relationship will be the subject of a new movie.

The Lifetime TV channel in the US said it will air a film about the late songstress and the RnB star, with actress Angela Bassett set to direct.

Lifetime said the movie will follow the couple through their first meeting and tumultuous marriage, and Whitney's rise to fame.

The couple got married in 1992 and had a daughter together, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is now is 21.

They were divorced at the time of Whitney's 2012 drowning death in a hotel bath at age 48.

Angela will be making her directorial debut with the project.

In a statement, the star said she has high regard for both Whitney and Bobby's talents and feels a responsibility in telling their story.

Lifetime said the movie, with the working title Whitney Houston, will air in 2015. The cast hasn't been announced.