Whitney Houston's daughter attacks director over biopic

Actress Angela Bassett attends the premiere of "Betty & Coretta" to celebrate with Lifetime and cast at Tribeca Cinemas on January 28, 2013 in New York City. (Craig Barritt, Getty Images for Lifetime)
Actress Angela Bassett attends the premiere of "Betty & Coretta" to celebrate with Lifetime and cast at Tribeca Cinemas on January 28, 2013 in New York City. (Craig Barritt, Getty Images for Lifetime)
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Updated: 6/30 1:01 pm

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has lashed out at actress Angela Bassett -- after the actress revealed that she never once considered the 21 year old as her potential leading lady in a planned TV biopic.

Bassett, who worked with Houston on 1995 movie Waiting to Exhale, is set to make her filmmaking debut with the movie based on the superstar's turbulent life for the Lifetime network, and she has cast All My Children actress Yaya DaCosta in the lead role.

She recently gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly about the project, tentatively titled I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story, and appeared to take a swipe at aspiring actress Brown by claiming she wanted real talent for the job.

Bassett told the publication, "I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she's not an actress. I know she's acted here and there. I know she's been on their family's reality show, but she's not an actress and acting is a craft."

Her remarks did not sit well with Houston's daughter and Brown subsequently took to her Twitter page to blast Bassett for her comments and questioned whether the star is really a woman.

In a series of posts on Saturday, she wrote, "Ha MsAng 'bassketcase' has such a damn nerve my lord, at least the world doesn't mistake me for the wrong sex...

"When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes 1st, I'll be sure 2shout URname out! Hah..."

Brown, whose father is R&B singer Bobby Brown, has only one acting credit to her name, in a 2012 episode of the TV series For Better or Worse.

Bassett has also been criticized by Houston's manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston, who blasted the plans to turn the icon's life story into a TV project, insisting she is "certainly worthy of more than a television movie".

I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story is expected to air next year.

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