Watch the First Trailer for Upcoming Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

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Watch the First Trailer for Upcoming Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

Posted 19 Sep 2022
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The first trailer for an upcoming Whitney Houston biopic titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody has been shared, giving us our first glimpse of actor Naomi Ackie in the iconic lead role. 

The film’s official synopsis promises 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, with 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?”

In a recent interview with NME, Ackie recalled her initial trepidations about the role. “I remember being in a trailer with Will [Poulter] and saying ‘That is insane! There is no way that’s going to happen. I’m not even sure if I should try.’ And then lo and behold it happened.”

Ackie continued: “I had quite intense stage fright singing in front of people. It always made me nervous to do it when I’m not on a stage where I can’t see anyone. So having to sing a lot in front of the guys half-prepared me for the stuff that I have to do in I Wanna Dance With Somebody. It was a good step towards that.”

Watch the first trailer for I Wanna Dance With Somebody below.  

‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody” [Official Trailer]

I Wanna Dance With Somebody was written by Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Antony McCarten and directed by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet).  

The film is due out in December. 

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