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 - Saving All My Love For You - UK - 12" vinyl - £9.99, $11.99, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jan-2023 11:23)on February 8, 2023 at 1:35 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON Saving All My Love For You (1985 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including All At Once and Greatest Love Of All. The blue-tinted glossy picture sleeve shows just light shelfwear with some ringwear while the vinyl shows lightsigns of play with just minor paper hairlines visible ARIST12640)
- Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight - EX - German - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2023 14:25)on February 8, 2023 at 1:35 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990 German 11-track vinyl LP featuring the duet with Stevie Wonder 'We Didn't Know', complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve has some minor edge scuffing and the vinyl shows a few light surface scuffs - overall an excellent copy)
- Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.39, €7.83 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2023 11:07)on February 8, 2023 at 1:35 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON Saving All My Love For You (1985 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including All At Once, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows signs of shelfwear, whilst the vinyl shows signs of play ARIST640)
- Whitney Houston - Japanese Singles Collection - Greatest Hits - Sealed - Japanese - Blu-Spec CDS - £59.99, $71.99, €67.19 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jan-2023 10:32)on February 8, 2023 at 1:35 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON Japanese Singles Collection - Greatest Hits (2020 Japanese exclusive limited edition 35-track Blu-Spec CD 2 [an audio Compact Disc format using Blu-Ray technology and playable on all CD players]. Featuring all the hits and more. This set also includes a bonus 33-track All Region NTSC DVD; housed in a fat double jewel case, with picture sleeve, lyrics, back inlay & obi-strip, still sealed from new in hype stickered shrink. This set also includes a bonus fold-out artworkposter SICP31591~3)
- Whitney Houston - Greatest Hits + Slipcase & Booklet - Japanese - 2-CD album set - £44.99, $53.99, €50.39 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jan-2023 09:51)on February 8, 2023 at 1:35 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON Greatest Hits (2000 Japanese 35-track double CD compilation set comprising separate 'Cool Down' and 'Throwdown' collections of classic ballads & anthems alongside her R&B, Dancefloor hits and remixes; including the new track Could I Have That Kiss Forever [with Enrique Iglesias], If I Told You That [With George Michael], It's Not Right But It's Okay [Thunderpuss Mix], I Will Always Love You, Exhale [Shoop Shoop] and more. The two discs sit inside the slim-double jewel case with the booklet inlay containing song credits and liner notes plus the limited edition outer slipcase picture sleeve complete with the extenisve English / Japanese lyric booklet)
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