Whitney Houston Biopic 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' In The Works With Houston Estate, Clive Davis
Photo Credit: NEW YORK, NY - 1985: (L-R) American singer Whitney Houston with President of Arista Records Clive Davis at an event to celebrate Whitney's debut album 'Whitney Houston' receiving a multi-platinum sales award in 1985 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)
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Whitney Houston Biopic 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' In The Works With Houston Estate, Clive Davis

Whitney Houston’s estate has approved the start of I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a biopic of the esteemed singer and actress’ life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, music producer Clive Davis is also working with the estate to produce the film.

Anthony McCarten, the screenwriter of Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic detailing the creation of Queen and the rise of Freddie Mercury, has been tapped to write, with The Photograph‘s Stella Meghie signed on to direct.

Pat Houston, Houston’s sister-in-law, will produce the film for the Houston Estate alongside Davis, McCartin, Denis O’Sullivan, and Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music. Also, since the estate is heavily involved, this means that Houston’s entire catalog of songs will be available for use in the film.

Houston has been the subject of film and television before, however, none have been authorized by the Houston Estate. With this backing, plus the use of her catalog, it stands to reason that we will finally get what could be considered a “canon” telling of her life story.


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