It is the first documentary to be endorsed by Houston’s estate, following her death at the age of 48, in 2012.
The film will include interviews with friends, family and collaborators, including Clive Davis, founder and president of Arista Records, who is credited with discovering the singer.
The filmmaking team will also have access to exclusive demo recordings, rare performances and audio archive.
Houston was one of the most celebrated female singers of all time, with hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You.
She won two Emmys, six Grammys, and more than 20 American Music Awards, but her later career was overshadowed by drug abuse and her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown.