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Naomi Ackie stars in biopic about Whitney Houston

The biopic "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" tells the story of pop legend Whitney Houston. Now it became known who should play the singer.

After "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Rocketman", the next biopic about a music legend is in the starting blocks: On Thanksgiving 2022, the film "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" about the singer Whitney Houston is due to open in the USA. As the magazine "Variety" now reported, the main role should almost be there: Actress Naomi Ackie ("Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker") is in the final negotiations on Sony's planned musical biopic.

The screenplay is written by "Bohemian Rhapsody" author Anthony McCarten and directed by Stella Meghie ("The Photograph"). The biopic is supposed to depict the life of Houston. "We spent most of the last year looking for an actress who could portray Whitney Houston," says Meghie. "Naomi Ackie impressed us at every stage of the process. I was moved by her ability to capture the stage presence of a global icon while bringing humanity to her inner workings."

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Producer Clive Davis also raved about the actress. "Naomi Ackie's screen tests were so powerful it gave me a shiver," he explained. "Naomi is the real deal, and I can't think of a better choice for this iconic role."

Houston became one of the most successful singers worldwide with songs like "I Will Always Love You" or "How Will I Know". She made her acting debut in 1992 in the film "The Bodyguard". In 2012 the singer died at the age of 48.

Source: teleschau - der mediendienst GmbH