Whitney Houston is to return to the big screen for the first time in 15 years.
The 47-year-old singer-and-actress - who has battled alcohol and cocaine addictions in the past - will be reuniting with her former 'Waiting To Exhale' castmates to create a sequel to the 1995 hit movie, in which she played unlucky-in-love television producer Savannah Jackson.
Angela Bassett - who portrayed Bernadine Harris in the film - explained director Forest Whitaker is in the process of altering author-and-screenwriter Terry McMillan's follow-up to the movie.
Speaking on TV show 'The Talk', she said: "It's preliminary, but it's going to happen, 'Waiting to Exhale 2'. McMillan wrote 'Getting to Happy' and she's written the screenplay . Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, Whitney, Forest. Forest is working on the script now."
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed 1992 hit movie 'The Bodyguard' - which starred Whitney and Kevin Costner and took $411 million at the worldwide box office - is to be remade by Warner Bros.
While Whitney - who hasn't appeared in a film since 'The Preacher's Wife' in 1996 - won't be appearing in the remake, producers are keen to get a young female singer with global appeal and give her the platform that 'The Bodyguard' provided Whitney.
Beyonce Knowles and Rihanna are two names which have been linked to the project.