I Wanna Dance with Somebody will be written by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Two Popes and involve input from the singer’s estate
Whitney Houston’s life is set to be the subject of a big-screen biopic from the Grammy-winning producer Clive Davis and the singer’s estate.
According to Deadline, the film, to be called I Wanna Dance with Somebody, will be scripted by Anthony McCarten, who will also act as producer. McCarten has received Oscar nominations for his screenplays for the fact-based dramas The Two Popes and The Theory of Everything. His writing credits also include Bohemian Rhapsody and Darkest Hour.
In a new statement, he claims that McCarten has committed to a “no holds barred, musically rich screenplay that finally reveals the whole Whitney”.
The project will also be produced by Pat Houston, the singer’s manager and sister-in-law, who will act on behalf of the estate. She has promised an “uplifting and inspiring” film. No director has been confirmed yet but producers are negotiating with Stella Meghie, who recently made the romantic drama The Photograph.
A recent tour, backed by the estate, featuring a hologram of the singer was widely criticised, with the Guardian’s Dave Simpson calling it “deeply unsettling” and Entertainment Weekly’s Emma Madden describing it as “tacky”.
The film is the latest in an ever-expanding subgenre that’s seen a resurgence after the box office success of Bohemian Rhapsody, which made more than $900m worldwide. Upcoming musical biopics include Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.
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- Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 20-Feb-2021 10:32)on March 1, 2021 at 10:30 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON I Wanna Dance With Somebody (1987 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single featuring the 12" & Dub remixes plus Moment Of Truth, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelf/ringwear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play RIST1)
- Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love / It's Not Right But It's Okay - UK - 12" vinyl - Promo - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Feb-2021 15:45)on March 1, 2021 at 10:30 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON My Love Is Your Love / It's Not Right But It's Okay (1999 UK 4-track advance promotional vinyl 12" for the single release, including Marvel & Ely Southside Vocal & Dub mix of My Love Is Your Love & KCC's Release The Love Bootleg Mix & Marvel & Elly's G3 Mix of It's Not Right But It's Okay, plain die cut sleeve MYLOVE4)
- Whitney Houston - All The Man That I Need - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $16.32, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 13-Feb-2021 13:20)on March 1, 2021 at 10:30 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON All The Man That I Need (1990 UK 3-track 12" single, also featuring Dancin' On The Smooth Edge & The Greatest Love Of All Live recorded at the 'That's What Friends Are For' concert. The glossy picture sleeve displays just a little light wear & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play)
- Whitney Houston - Greatest Hits - Japanese - 2-CD album set - £34.99, $47.59, €39.19 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jan-2021 17:41)on March 1, 2021 at 10:30 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON Greatest Hits (2000 Japanese 35-track double CD set including new track Could I Have That Kiss Forever + I Will Always Love You Hex Hector Mix, Greatest Love Club 69 Mix etc - housed in a limited edition outer slipcase picturesleeve complete with extenisve lyric booklet)
- Whitney Houston - How Will I Know - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 28-Dec-2020 10:44)on March 1, 2021 at 10:30 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON How Will I Know (1986 UK 12" vinyl single, also including Someone For Me [Remix Version], housed in the glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl looks barely played ARIST12656)
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