After months of anticipation, the first official trailer has finally arrived for the latest look at the life of iconic Whitney Houston. British actress and BAFTA Award-winning Naomi Ackie is stepping into the legendary Whitney Houston shoes in the lead role in the Sony/TriStar biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody.’
Naomi Ackie stars 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 has been described as an “unlimited portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice”, and traces the inspirational story of a New Jersey choir girl who became one of the best-selling and most awarded records. artists in music history.
As we reported earlier in August 2020, while there have been biopics and TV documentaries about the life of Whitney Houston, this will be the first feature film. ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ will be produced by Pat Houston on behalf of Houston Estate, Clive Davis and more. The film will also have access to all of Whitney’s hits, something no other project chronicling her life has ever had.
‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ is directed by Kasi Lemmons, who directed the Harriet Tubman biopic ‘Harriet’ and written by ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ screenwriter Anthony McCarten.