Céline Dion biopic The Power Of Love due in 2020

The movie will chart Dion’s rise and marriage to René Angélil.

January 31, 2019
Céline Dion biopic <I>The Power Of Love</i> due in 2020 Celine Dion attends Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) on Friday September 9, 2016 in Hollywood California.   Kevin Mazur/American Broadcasting Companies Inc

Céline Dion will be the subject of The Power of Love, a movie biopic scheduled for release in 2020. Variety reports that French filmmaker Valérie Lemercier will direct the film and also star as Dion. Lemercier has been granted the rights to Dion's music for the project.

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The movie will follow the hugely profitable Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody and a forthcoming Elton John movie, due later this year. The Power Of Love will chart Dion's career from her childhood (Dion released her first single age 12) as well as her marriage to manager René Angélil, who passed away in 2016.

Lemercier said Dion's marriage was key to understanding the story behind The Power Of Love . “I discovered the strength of their love story and their great humour, and I better understood how the alchemy of their three individual ambitions made an unwanted little girl the greatest star on the planet,” she said.

Earlier this month Dion removed her 1998 R. Kelly duet, "I’m Your Angel," from streaming services. The move followed the broadcast of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly.

Céline Dion biopic The Power Of Love due in 2020