Whitney Houston official biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ is announced

6 August 2020, 14:18 | Updated: 6 August 2020, 14:21

Whitney Houston biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ announced
Whitney Houston biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ announced. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

A brand new Whitney Houston biopic has been announced by the lates star's estate, set to be titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

Whitney's estate will work with producer Clive Davis and director by Stella Maghie to create the film.

This will be the first official film to be released about the late singer, with several unofficial documentaries having already been released.

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These have included a 2018 documentary called Whitney, alongside an unauthorised 2015 biopic.

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The film has come about after producer Clive approached producer and screenwriter Anthony McCarten who worked on Bohemian Rhapsody.

Clive revealed his idea to make a film about Whitney, who died in 2012 aged 48.

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The producer said: "From all my personal and professional experience with Whitney from her late teenage years to her tragic premature death, I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told.

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"I am so glad that Anthony McCarten has committed to a no holds barred, musically rich screenplay that finally reveals the whole Whitney whose vocal genius deeply affected the world while she fiercely battled the demons that were to be her undoing."

Earlier this year, a Whitney Houston hologram live tour came to the UK, which saw mixed reviews from her fans.

The singer will also be inducted into 2020’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, which is set to take place in November after being pushed back from May due to the coronavirus pandemic.