A Whitney Houston biopic is on the way, titled ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, and the first look of the official trailer gives us an epic idea of what to expect.
Naomi Ackie is portraying the iconic singer/ actress and has a set of pipes to match, absolutely nailing the vocals of the 1987 song of the same title in the first glimpse of the film.
The trailer reads: “Experience the voice and discover the Whitney you never knew.”
At one point in the trailer, Houston (Ackie) is given criticism because her music doesn’t sound “black enough”.
To which she sassily responds, “Look, I don’t know how to sing Black, and I don’t know how to sing white either… I know how to sing.”
“My dream? Sing what I want to sing, be how I want to be and reach as big an audience as I can.”
Sony describes the biopic as a film that recounts the story of a New Jersey choir girl who became one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time.
Kasi Lemmons, best known for her work with the 2019 film “Harriet,” has directed the film from a script written by the successful ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ screenwriter Anthony McCarten.
Fans are extremely excited to view the flick after the release of the trailer, with one Twitter user writing: “This new Whitney Houston biopic looks amazing! I miss her so much.”
Another shared their love for a particular moment seen in the trailer.
“Oh we will be watching”, wrote a third on behalf of all of us.
We can’t wait to see the film come to life when it hits the big screen in December.