‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’: First trailer for the Whitney Houston biopic, from the creators of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
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The musical biopic is fashionable. After the huge success of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, which swept the world box office, grossing an impressive 910.8 million dollars, projects about major figures in the world of music have not stopped entering development. The most prominent, Rocketman, with Taron Egerton as Elton John and ‘Elvis’, with Austin Butler as the King of Rock. Added to them now is ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, the Whitney Houston biopic, which arrives in Spanish cinemas at the end of this year and already has its first trailer.
The film is directed by Kasi Lemmons, who has experience in the biographical genre after directing the miniseries ‘Madam CJ Walker: A Self Made Woman’ and the Harriet Tubman film ‘Harriet. In search of freedom’. The screenplay is by Anthony McCarten (‘The Theory of Everything’), who also co-wrote ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. McCarten also participates as a producer with Denis O’Sullivan (among others), who also produced the film about Freddie Mercury.
Leading the cast we find the British actress Naomi Ackie, who puts herself in the shoes of Whitney Houston. She is joined by Stanley Tucci as top music producer Clive Davis, Clarke Peters as Whitney’s father, John Houston, Tamara Tunie as her mother, Cissy Houston, and Ashton Sanders as Whitney’s husband, Bobby Brown.
Where have you seen the protagonist?
Naomi Ackie is a 30-year-old British actress who has been working as an actress since 2016, participating in series such as ‘Doctor Who’ or ‘The Bisexual’. The role that made her known worldwide was that of Jannah in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, although she also stood out in Netflix’s acclaimed black comedy ‘The End of the F***ing World’, where she participated in her second season. Most recently, she has appeared in the Steve McQueen anthology ‘Small Axe’ and the second season of ‘Master of None’. ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ could be her ultimate springboard, especially judging by the trailer, where the actress can be seen fully adopting the intonation and mannerisms of the ill-fated American singer.
described as “an emotional and energetic journey through the career and music of Whitney Houston”‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ opens exclusively in theaters on December 21.
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