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The first trailer for Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody is here

Actress Naomi Ackie takes on the lead role in the upcoming movie

September 16, 2022
The first trailer for Whitney Houston biopic <I>I Wanna Dance With Somebody</i> is here Still from I Wanna Dance With Somebody.   Sony Pictures

Talk of a Whitney Houston movie has been in the air ever since her tragic and untimley death in 2012. This December the long-awaited movie arrives and there's a trailer to stoke anticipation. The clip, which can be seen below, shows Naomi Ackie's Whitney across many iconic moments from her career, including her “I Will Always Love You” music video and her performance of the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl.

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The movie, directed by Kasi Lemons with a script from Bohemian Rhapsody screenwriter Anthony McCarten, arrives in theaters on December 21. It also stars Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis and Tamara Tunie playing Whitney's mom, Cissy Houston.

“She completely inhabits the character of Whitney,” Lemons told People about Ackie. “She put in a year of rigorous preparation so that her transformation onscreen displays effortless virtuosity and is utterly believable.”

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The first trailer for Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody is here