Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody which stars Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) as Whitney Houston.
Directed by Kasi Lemmons, the film is based on the life of the music icon, and follows her emotional journey from a New Jersey choir girl to her career as one of the greatest female vocalists of her generation; watch the trailer below…
I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston. 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, 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?
Joining Naomi Ackie in the cast of I Wanna Dance with Somebody are Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams, and Clarke Peters.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody arrives in US cinemas on December 21st, and in UK cinemas on December 26th.