More than a decade after his tragic death, his music and legacy remain an inspiration to many.
In February 2012, Whitney Houston’s life came to an end. However, more than a decade after her tragic death, her music and legacy remain an inspiration to many. We will soon be able to see her greatest achievements on her screen with the release of her biopic, I Want to Dance with Someone: The Whitney Houston Story. This will tell us about the long road that the singer faced to reach fame, and how difficult it was to stay. Here we present the trailer and everything you need to know.
What is it about?
Whitney Houston was an American singer and actress, recognized as one of the most awarded and best-selling recording artists of all time. She sold over 200 million records worldwide thanks to her amazing voice and the way she connected with audiences. She even now continues to influence many singers today. I Want to Dance with Someone: The Story of Whitney Houston is a joyous, emotional and heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. However, the journey she took from obscurity to musical stardom will also be seen.
The cast and production crew
Bringing such a musical legend to life is no easy task. Performances such as Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Renée Zellweger (Judy), and Taron Egerton (Rocketman) garnered acclaim for bringing other famous performers to life. On this occasion, the life of Whitney Houston falls on the British Naomie Ackie. Although she participated in the last tape of Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker, this could be the project of hers that launches her to world stardom.
Along with her also appear Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders and Nafessa Williams. The latter was part of Whitney, the other biopic of the singer that was directed by Angela Bassett. Interestingly, in this film she will play Robyn Crawford, creative director, best friend, and ex-partner of the late singer.
I Want to Dance With Someone: The Whitney Houston Story is directed by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet), while the screenplay is by Anthony McCarten, who wrote the aforementioned Bohemian Rhapsody. Will he be able to repeat what he achieved with that controversial tape?
According to Clive Davis, one of the film’s producers, Naomie Ackie will not sing in the film. The decision has nothing to do with the talent of the actress, it is rather a way of respecting the legacy of Houston.
“It’s a very realistic and honest story. We were very impressed by the Whitney that Ackie managed to capture. The singing voice, of course, will be Whitney’s. When we think of her, we just don’t think that anyone could capture her vocal awesomeness, so it will be her voice in the movie.”
The film will be released in theaters in the United States on December 21. For now, the release date for Mexico is unknown.
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The story of Whitney Houston in ‘I want to dance with someone’