The film is a joyous, emotional, heart-breaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her amazing journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.
The movie stars Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Tamara Tunie, Clarke Peters, Ashton Sanders, Nafessa Williams, and Tanner Beard.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award winner Naomi Ackie, the film is 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, poignant—and so 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.
The screenplay is written by Anthony McCarten. The film is slated for 23rdDecember 2022.