The Whitney Houston biopic titled ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, is nearing its release and the second official trailer has given fans “chills”.
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 second glimpse of the film.
The trailer reads: “Experience the voice you know and discover the story you haven’t heard.”
The trailer launches into Houston (Ackie) given criticism because her music doesn’t sound “black enough”.
To which she powerfully responds: “That’s just bull, and it makes me angry actually. It’s hateful and uninformed.”
“My whole life ‘she ain’t black enough, she ain’t white enough’. Well, how about she ain’t obedient enough, how about she ain’t fearful enough”
The actress continues: “I sing what I want to sing, be how I wanna be, and reach as big of an audience as I can.”
The video then launches into snippets of the upcoming film including Whitney’s iconic national anthem performance at the Super Bowl XXV in 1991, as well as the singer's marriage to Bobby Brown.
Fans are extremely excited to view the flick after the release of the trailer, with one fan saying that it brought tears to their eyes.
“I got teary-eyed watching this! I just love Whitney so much! We all know how much we miss her!”
A second fan also shared their emotional reaction: “You know a movie is gonna be good when you cry with the trailer.”
“I think, she is perfect for that role. Not because of her face, she looks different than Whitney did, but because of her attitude. It's the spirit,” wrote another, praising Ackie for her performance.
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.
The film is set to premiere in theatres on December 21st.