Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Want To Dance With Someone’ Sets Release Date
TriStar Pictures’ Whitney Houston biopic âI Want To Dance With Someoneâ will hit theaters on December 23, 2022, the studio announced Thursday.
Naomi Ackie will play the iconic singer. Kasi Lemmons conducts. The film is being made with support from the Houston Estate and will include a glimpse into his full life and career as well as a journey through his music. Anthony McCarten of “Bohemian Rhapsody” wrote the screenplay.
Along with McCarten’s Muse of Fire Productions, the film is produced by Pat Houston (“Whitney”) on behalf of the Houston Estate, Grammy-winning music producer Clive Davis, Larry Mestel on behalf of Primary Wave Music and Denis O’Sullivan (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Jeff Kalligheri (“Submergence”), who also fund through Compelling Pictures.
Sony also dated the Untitled George Foreman Biopic as September 16, 2022, as well as âA Mouthful of Airâ as October 29, 2021 and âHarold and the Purple Crayonâ as January 27, 2023. Additionally, âLyle, Lyle, Crocodileâ se will move from July 22, 2022 to November 18, 2022.
The only other film currently dated December 23, 2022 is “The Nightingale” by Melanie Laurent, starring Dakota and Elle Fanning.