After months of anticipation, the first official trailer for the latest look at the life of the iconic Whitney Houston has finally arrived. BAFTA Award-winning British actress Naomi Ackie is stepping into the shoes of the legendary Whitney Houston in the title role of the Sony/TriStar biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’.
Naomi Ackie is accompanied in the film by co-stars Ashton Sanders as Bobby Brown, Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis, and Tamara Tunie as Cissy Houston. ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ will be released in theaters on December 21.
The film is described as a “no-holds-barred portrait of the complex, multi-faceted woman behind The Voice”, as it follows the inspiring story of a New Jersey choirgirl that became a best-selling and award-winning recording. Artists in the history of music.
As we previously reported in August 2020, while there have already been biopics and TV documentaries about Whitney Houston’s life, this will be the first feature film. ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ will be produced by Pat Houston on behalf of the Houston Estate, Clive Davis and more. The film will also have the rights to use all of Whitney’s hits, something no other project documenting her life has ever had.
‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ is directed by Kasi Lemmons, who recently directed the Harriet Tubman biopic ‘Harriet’ and written by ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ screenwriter Anthony McCarten.