“Sony Pictures” and “TriStar won” the rights to the bio pop star movie
“Sony Pictures” and “TriStar won” the rights to the biographical film that will present the legendary life and career of the artist Whitney Houston. The movie will be titled “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, according to the well-known part of the singer the movie will be released in cinemas on Thanksgiving Day on November 26, 2022.
The director of the film will be Stella Meghie known for films such as: “The Photograph”, “Jean of the Joneses” “The Weekend” as well as episodes of the series “Grown-ish” and “The First Wives Club”. The screenwriter will be Anthony McCarten. With four Oscar nominations, Oscar McCarten is also known as the screenwriter of other biographical films such as “The Theory of Everything”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “The Darkest Hour” or “The Two Popes”.
“Musical films have always had a special place in cinema and this extraordinary story will continue our commitment to the cinematic experience.”
The film will be made in collaboration with “Whitney Houston Estate”, whose custodian is Pat Houston, the sister-in-law of the deceased. Whitney Houston’s mentor Clive Davis will join this project. He will also be the producer of the film and is the creator of the screenplay written by Anthony McCarten.
Whitney is known for love songs. But the artist is also known for scandals related to drug addiction.
She was found dead on February 11, 2012 at the age of 48.
U.S. authorities called her accidental death caused by cocaine use and heart disease.
Whitney won 6 “Grammy” awards and was honored with 415 awards being placed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most awarded artist in the world.
In 1986 she won the first “Grammy” award for best pop performance. A year later she was the first artist to top the Billboard 200 album chart with her second album, Whitney.
The soundtrack of the movie “The Bodyguard” (1992), where she played Kevin Costner is among the bestsellers in the world.
The version sung by Whitney of Dolly Parton’s famous song “I Will Always Love You” became an emblem for the song.