Sony Pictures Entertainment today released the official trailer for the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody. You can check out the new trailer in the player below.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody is directed by Kasi Lemmons and written by Anthony McCarten.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston, who passed away at the age of 48 in February 2012.
Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award winner Naomi Ackie, the film is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice.
From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time, audiences are taken on an inspirational, poignant — and so emotional — journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career.
The movie features show-stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits as you’ve never heard them before. Don’t you wanna dance?
I Wanna Dance with Somebody is produced by Anthony McCarten, Pat Houston, Clive Davis, Larry Mestel, Denis O’Sullivan, Jeff Kalligheri, and Matt Jackson.
The producers are rounded out by Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Matt Salloway, and Christina Papagjika.
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Music historians cite Whitney’s record-setting achievements, which include the only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits (“Saving All My Love For You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love Of All,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional,” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”).
She’s also the first female artist to enter the Billboard 200 album chart at #1 (her second album, Whitney, 1987).
Whitney was one of a select number of solo artists with eight consecutive multi-platinum albums (Whitney Houston, Whitney, I’m Your Baby Tonight, The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, and The Preacher’s Wife soundtracks; My Love Is Your Love and Whitney: The Greatest Hits).
The Bodyguard soundtrack is one of the top five biggest-selling albums of all-time (at 18x-platinum in the U.S. alone), and Whitney’s career-defining version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” is the biggest-selling single of all time by a female artist (at 10x-platinum, Diamond, for physical and digital in the U.S. alone).