Naomi Ackie stars as legend Whitney Houston in I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and Whitney fans are buzzing about the splashy trailer for the jukebox biopic about her rise to stardom.
The musical drama from director Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) is billed as a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice. From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time, audiences are taken on an inspirational and emotional journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career, with show-stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits as you’ve never heard them before.
Ashton Sanders stars as Bobby Brown and Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis. Whitney’s parents John and Cissy Houston are played by Clarke Peters and Tamara Tunie. The film will be released in the December holiday window.
And while you’re waiting, don’t miss the great 2018 documentary Whitney:
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