Whitney Houston is one of the greatest American pop icons of all time. I Wanna Dance with Somebody is an upcoming American musical biopic based on the life of the megastar.

Whitney Houston immediately made a name for herself as one of pop music’s most recognizable vocalists in the 1980s. She is the only musician to ever have seven straight number-one songs thanks to her musical brilliance. It is a great loss for the world that such a great talent passed away early on in her life.
Although the musical genius had a short life, her fame and music outlive her. Whitney Houston’s biopic is finally set to release this December, a decade after her death. The biopic movie on the great star movie is named after one of the greatest and classic hits of the same name by the pop idol.

Naomi Ackie performing as Whitney Houston in I wanna dance with somebody

I Wanna Dance With Somebody, is arguably Whitney’s most well-known song. It became a dance hall anthem since it released in 1987. The message of the song is to yearn to dance freely.
Anthony McCarten wrote the screenplay of the biopic. Kasi Lemmons directed the Whitney Houston’s biopic.
Houston’s former record producer Clive Davis who played a crucial role in the mega star’s life is also a part of her biopic production. He is one of the producers of the movie about the legendary pop star’s life.
Fans of the great idol have been highly anticipating the release of the movie. We cannot wait enough to see how the talented actress Naomi Ackie portrays the journey of Whitney Houston. With the biopic’s release date coming near, here is all you need to know about the upcoming biographical musical film:

What is the storyline of I Wanna Dance With Somebody?

Being a biographical film, the upcoming musical movie release of this Christmas season, I wanna dance with somebody will accurately depict Whitney Houston’s life. Naomi Ackie will be portraying the career and life experiences of Whitney Houston to give the mega star’s fans a glimpse into her life.

The biographical film centers around Whitney’s journey to stardom and how she came to be regarded as a global cultural icon.

Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston in I wanna dance with somebody

The movie promises to delve into the “Whitney you never knew,”. You can expect watching various aspects of Whitney’s professional and personal life in ways that you may have never thought. Whitney Houston’s biopic is among the highly anticipated movies of this year. And with its release date right around the corner, we cannot wait enough to see how Naomi Ackie and the storyline of the I Wanna Dance With Somebody does justice to the marvelous life of the globally loved star.

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Does I Wanna Dance With Somebody Have a Trailer?

Sony published a teaser for I Wanna Dance With Somebody on September 15, 2022. The trailer of the upcoming musical biopic of the legendary Whitney Houston shows her signing some of her classic songs like How will I know and I wanna dance with somebody.

The trailer also gives us a glimpse of the reenactment of Houston’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from Super Bowl XXC. You can watch the first trailer of Whitney Houston’s biopic here.

The second trailer of Whitney Houston’s biopic released on November 9. You can see Whitney getting angry after someone says that her music is not black enough.
As Whitney Houston grows from a choir singer to a global superstar, we see hints of her tumultuous relationship with her husband, Bobby Brown, and her father, John Houston. Additionally, the second trailer for the movie also shows the majestic performance of “I Will Always Love You”

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Who are in the cast of Whitney Houston’s biopic?

Naomi Ackie will portray Whitney Houston in the upcoming biopic film of the musical megastar.
Ashton Sanders plays Whitney’s husband Bobby Brown in the movie. He became popular for portraying juvenile Chiron in the Oscar-winning movie,Moonlight.
Stanley Tucci is playing the role of Clive Davis in the film. Clive is an American producer and record executive. He helped Whitney Houston rise to stardom.
Tamara Tunie is portraying the role of Cissy Houston in I Wanna Dance with Somebody. Cissy is Whitney’s mother. Clarke Peters is portraying the role of John Houston. John is Whitney’s father.
Ali Asghar Shah is playing the role of Whitney’s friend, Ali in the movie.
Nafessa Williams is playing the role of Robyn Crawford. Robyn is Whitney’s close friend and assistant.

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When will the musical biopic film release?

I Wanna Dance With Somebody will release in theatres in time for Christmas. The upcoming musical biopic of one of the greatest stars will release on 21 December 2022.

The movie will only be available in theatres, according to Sony Pictures’ web page for it. There has not been any announcement yet about the online release of Whitney Houston’s biopic. However, we can expect that the movie will be available for streaming around two months after its initial run in theatres.

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