Whitney Houston’s Biopic Trailer Released, Set to His Theaters in December

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Elvis has officially left the building. Get ready Whitney Houston fans, because there is a new biopic coming our way. The first trailer for  I Wanna Dance With Somebody was just released, showing us the first look at Naomi Ackie as the iconic Houston. The film is set to follow the career and life of the legendary singer herself.

Along with Ackie, our favorite man Stanley Tucci is said to star in the film as legendary record producer Clive Davis. He was the one who discovered Houston when she was performing at a nightclub in New York City. He went on to sign her to his label, Arista Records.  The trailer shows just that, with Ackie performing the late singer’s 1985 hit “How Will I Know” while on stage.

Tucci, wearing his trademark glasses, is watching her from the audience. “What’s your name again?,” he asked Houston. To which she says, “Whitney Elizabeth Houston.”  Cue the goosebumps! 

I Wanna Dance With Somebody Trailer

From there, the trailer goes on to show several iconic moments throughout her three-decade career. Including her performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in 1991. It then shows an interviewer telling Houston that her music isn’t “Black enough,” To which she responds, “ I don’t know how to sing ‘Black,’ and I don’t know how to sing ‘white’  either. I know how to sing. 

“I might have just heard the greatest voice of her generation,” Tucci says offscreen. The film is set to arrive in theaters on December 21st, and was directed by Kasi Lemmons and written by Anthony McCarten. McCarten is responsible for writing the box office hit, Bohemian Rhapsody. Clive Davis, 90, served as a producer on the film. 

Whitney Houston tragically died on February 11, 2012. She was found unconscious at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged inside of a bathtub. Paramedics arrived around 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive, and quickly performed CPR. Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead at 3:55 pm. According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, Houston’s death was caused by drowning. As well as the effects of “atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.” Her death was listed as an accident.

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