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 - Whitney Houston - German - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.92, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 10:55)on May 11, 2021 at 5:10 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON Whitney Houston (1985 German 10-track LP including the classic hit singles How Will I Know, The Greatest Love Of All & Saving All My Love For You, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl are in excellent condition with some minor cosmetic signs of wear & play)
- Whitney Houston - Whitney - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 08:26)on May 11, 2021 at 5:10 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON Whitney (1987 German 11-track LP including the classic singles I Wanna Dance With Somebody [Who Loves Me], Didn't We Almost Have It All, So Emotional & Where Do Broken Hearts Go, picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. Thesleeve & vinyl remain in excellent condition with only light signs of wear & play)
- Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2021 16:01)on May 11, 2021 at 5:10 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON One Moment In Time (1988 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Olympic Joy by Kashif and Rise To the Occasion by Jermaine Jackson & La La, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
- Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight - EX - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2021 15:54)on May 11, 2021 at 5:10 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 - Whitney Houston - hype stickered - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2021 09:49)on May 11, 2021 at 5:10 pm
WHITNEY HOUSTON Whitney Houston (1985 German 10-track LP including How Will I Know, Saving All My Love For You & Greatest Love Of All, housed in the original song hype stickered picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor wear & the vinyl is excellent with few signs of play)
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