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15 July 2021, 09:33 | Updated: 28 September 2021, 11:20
Everything you need to know about the Celine Dion biopic, Aline – including the release date, synopsis, cast and music...
Celine Dion fans rejoice, because a new movie depicting the life of the singer has been made.
Simply titled Aline, the unofficial biopic stars a fictional Canadian singer called Aline Dieu and follows the rise of the young singer before she is discovered for her incredible voice.
While the French-language film has no mention of Celine herself, it is described as a ‘freely inspired fiction’ based on Dion’s life.
Confused? Us too, so here’s everything you need to know about the unofficial Celine Dion biopic…
The film was originally going to be called The Power of Love, with permission granted by Celine Dion herself, but this was later changed.
In the trailer, we see a young singer starting from humble beginnings before being taken under the wing of a much older manager, Guy-Claude.
This is very similar to Celine herself, who ended up marrying her manager René Angélil.
Confusingly, while the title card in the trailer mentions that the film is based on Dion's life, the film uses the name Aline Dieu.
French actress Valerie Lemercier takes the lead in Aline, and also directed the movie.
She spoke about the project two years ago, saying: "I discovered the strength of their love story and their great humour, and I better understood how the alchemy of their three individual ambitions made an unwanted, little girl the greatest star on the planet."
Sylvain Marcel plays Guy-Claude Kamar, while Danielle Fichaud has taken the role of Sylvette Dieu and Roc Lafortune plays Anglomard Dieu.
Other stars include Dylan Raffin, Antoine Vézina, Pascale Desrochers, Jean-Noël Brouté and Victoria Sio.
Most of the songs in the film are Celine’s covers, including ‘River Deep, Mountain High,’ ‘What a Wonderful World,’ and ‘Nature Boy.’
There’s also a lot of her French work in there as well, as well as her classic ‘My Heart Will Go On.’
Aline premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. According to IMDB, Aline is set for release in France on November 10, 2021. There is currently no set release date for the UK but Aline is expected to be released in the US in early 2022.
Celine Dion has not yet commented on the film, but it is said to have her blessing via the artist’s French manager.