the biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebodyabout the life of the iconic Whitney Houstonwas released in US theaters in recent days, so the studio Sony Pictures continues releasing promotional material.
In addition to a featurette in which we saw how music producer Clive Davis (played by Stanley Tucci) was talking to Whitney Houston (played by Naomi Ackie) about “I Will Always Love You”, Sony releases a new clip in which we see a scene again with Davis and Houston, in which they throw ideas about what would later become the single “How Will I Know”.
You can find the video at the end of the note. Sony Pictures will premiere the biopic in Mexico on January 26, 2023.
The film is directed by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet, Eve’s Bayou, Black Nativity), and screenplay by the Oscar nominee, Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour, The Two Popes, The Theory of Everything, Bohemian Rhapsody).
Ackie has been part of productions such as the series The End of the F***ing World, Master of Noneand movies like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Scoreand the next one to be released Pussy Island.
The cast completes it Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) como Bobby Brown, Tamara Tunie (Law and Order: SVU) como Cissy Houston, Nafessa Williams (Black Lighting) as Robbyn Crawford, and Clarke Peters (Da 5 Bloods) as John Houston.
The biopic comes to the big screen ten years after Houston’s unfortunate death, with a plot that will take audiences to relive some of her most legendary and tragic moments, in front of and behind the public eye.
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody is an upcoming feature film about the late musical icon, Whitney Houston. Naomi Ackie stars as Whitney Houston in the musical biopic, which is based on the epic life and music of the iconic singer. Directed by Kasi Lemmons and written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten, the film will take audiences on an emotional and energetic journey through the career and music of Houston”.
Other projects about the singer that have reached the big or small screen are: the Lifetime biopic, Whitney (2015), the documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017), and the controversial documentary Whitney (2018). Unlike these, the Sony Pictures biopic has the backing of Houston’s friend and collaborator, Clive Daviswho is on board as a producer, sharing this work with Pat Houstonsister-in-law of Whitney – who also produced the 2018 documentary –
This 2022 marked ten years since her unfortunate death, on February 11, 2012, at the age of 48, having been found unconscious in the bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel, where she was to be part of the Grammy Award. The official cause of death, according to an autopsy performed by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, was attributed to accidental drowning with factors including “the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” with inhaled cocaine use being low. before his death, with other drugs reported in toxicology as Benadryl, Xanax, cannabis, and Flexiril. Her death was classified by doctors as an “accident.”
In Mexico, the biopic is titled I Want to Dance With Someone: The Whitney Houston Story.