Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ in the Works

Written by on April 22, 2020

A Whitney Houston biopic is within the works.

The late singer’s property is working with famed govt Clive Davis on a film known as I Wanna Dance With Any individual.

Based on The Hollywood Reporter, Anthony McCarten, the author behind the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and Netflix’s Oscar-nominated The Two Popes, will pen the screenplay.

Canadian movie director and screenwriter Stella Meghie, whose credit embody the Issa Rae romance The {Photograph}, HBO’s “Insecure,” and Freeform’s “Grown-ish,” will direct.

Houston’s sister-in-law Pat Houston will produce the film on behalf of the Houston Property, together with Davis, Major Wave Music’s Larry Mestel, Denis O’Sullivan, and McCarten.

Different movies have been made about Houston prior to now together with the controversial 2018 documentary Whitney and 2015’s Lifetime film Whitney, however this would be the first movie to make the most of Houston’s music catalog.

Houston, who died in 2012 at age 48, offered greater than 200 million data worldwide and launched 11 No. 1 hits all through her profession, together with 1987’s “I Wanna Dance With Any individual,” which impressed the film’s title. The pop icon is ready to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame later this 12 months.

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