Whitney Houston Biopic In The Works

April 23, 2020

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A film, expected to be titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody, after one of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has received to go-ahead from Whitney's family. 

While no director has been chosen yet, Whitney's estate led by her sister-in-law Pat Houston, alongside her long time mentor and record executive Clive Davis will act as the film's producers. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten will write a perliminary screenplay for the film.

Davis said that he knows Whitney's whole story has yet to be told, but that McCarten will write a "no-holds-barred, musically rich" script. Pat Houston says the family is looking forward "to produce a film that’s uplifting and inspiring to all that loved her."