Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Watch the First Trailer for Whitney Houston Biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”


The first trailer is here for the Whitney Houston biopic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” It’s clear from what we see here that this will be a movie about Whitney, the singer, and her music — particularly the creative relationship with record company chief Clive Davis.

We’re not going to get the drugs, the romance with Robyn Crawford, Bobby Brown, or Whitney’s descent into madness. All the singing is from Whitney herself, and Naomi Ackie looks like she inhabits Whitney’s spirit before everything went south. Stanley Tucci is the perfect choice for Clive.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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