I Want To Dance With Somebody Biopic Is A Go

Written by on May 21, 2020

Story By Chuck Tackett

I Want To Dance With Somebody Biopic Is A Go

” From all my personal and professional experience with Whitney from her late teenage years to her tragic premature death, I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told. I am so glad that Anthony McCarten has committed to a no holds barred, a musically rich screenplay that finally reveals the whole Whitney whose vocal genius deeply affected the world while she fiercely battled the demons that were to be her undoing.”

Clive Davis – legendary music producer who discovered Whitney Houston

“The estate of Whitney Houston is more elated to be involved with a group of people that are as passionate about Whitney’s life story as we are. Whitney’s legacy deserves only the best that can be given. I stand with the hearts of those partners being the chosen, ones to produce a film that’s uplifting and inspiring to all those loved her, giving you a reason to continue to celebrate the voice that we all fell in love with, and will cherish forever.”

Pat Houston – Whitney Houston’s sister

For the past couple of years, Hollywood has struck gold with biopics of musical legends, both living and deceased. The first one was “Bohemian Rhapsody,” regarding Queen’s frontman and lead singer, Freddie Mercury. The next one that followed was “Rocketman,” about the life of Elton John. Let’s see if Hollywood can strike gold for the 3rd time by continuing the biopic genre momentum with the life of Whitney Houston.

Back in 2015, on the Lifetime Channel, America’s Next Top Model alumna, Yaya DeCosta, portrayed the fallen singer on the TV movie “Whitney.” The film was directed by actress Angela Basset. The writers of that film expected the viewers to believe Bobby Brown was an innocent victim, a choirboy, while Whitney was an insecure party girl, crazy on drugs. It was met with lukewarm responses from viewers and Houston’s family who was not having it.

This time around, her life will be on the big screen in the movie titled, “I Want To Dance With Somebody.”

Unlike in 2015, her story will be produced by Whitney’s longtime collaborator, Clive Davis, and her sister, Pat Houston.

The screenwriter of the movie will be Anthony McCarten, who wrote about the life of Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” He will also join the team of Clive Davis and Pat Houston to assist in production. Canadian director Stella Meghie has agreed to be the movie’s director.

Now the million-dollar question is, which actress will be chosen to portray Whitney Houston on the big screen?

Chuck’s Chat operates under an open authority. Opinions and comments are always welcome. Send them to soultraindancing@yahoo.com   


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