052714 Whitney (1)Last week, we reported that Angela Bassett had signed on to direct Whitney Houston, a Lifetime film that “chronicle[s] the tumultuous relationship between Houston and singer-songwriter Bobby Brown.”

“I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world,” says Bassett in a statement.

Well, the Houston’s aren’t as excited, according to TMZ. In fact, they’re reportedly so upset that they’re considering a lawsuit to block production.

Sources close to the Houston’s say the estate had planned their own production for the big screen similar to Michael Jackson’s This is It.

“Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie,” says Pat Houston. “If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening.”

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