American song legend and diva, Whitney Houston, is getting her own biopic about her rise to fame and legendary music. Working with the Houston estate, the biopic is in the talks with Stella Meghie as director and Anthony McCarten (writer of the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”) will be writing the script.
The late singer’s sister, Pat Houston, will be overlooking the project and act as the overseer of the Houston estate. The music legend Clive Davis will be the producer of the film and will also help with production as he worked with Houston in the past.
“I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told.” – Clive Davis
Davis says that McCarten is committing to creating a musically-rich, no-holds-barred film about the vocal genius battling her inner demons through her rise to fame. At the beginning of her career she gained the nickname “the Voice” for her unique sound and vocal range with 200 million albums sold worldwide and won six Grammy awards.
The screenwriter behind Oscar winner ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is attached to the project, which was approved by Whitney’s estate.
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Rising to fame in the 80s for her hit songs “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “How Will I Know.” Houston starred in the movie “The Bodyguard” singing what will be her most popular song, the cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”
Though there are talks of a production team assembling, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” doesn’t have a set release date and have yet to get attached to a studio.