- 23 Apr 20
I Wanna Dance With Somebody will be produced by former president of Columbia Records Clive Davis.
A new film about Whitney Houston's life, currently titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody, is on the way. Directed by Stella Meghie and produced by Grammy Award-winning record producer Clive Davis, the film will be made in partnership with the Whitney Houston Estate. Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten, who wrote Bohemian Rhapsody, The Two Popes, Darkest Hour and The Theory of Everything, as well as Irish drama Death of a Superhero, will also work on the project.
“From all my personal and professional experience with Whitney from her late teenage years to her tragic premature death, I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told,” Davis revealed in a statement. “I am so glad that Anthony McCarten has committed to a no holds barred, musically rich screenplay that finally reveals the whole Whitney whose vocal genius deeply affected the world while she fiercely battled the demons that were to be her undoing.”
Houston, who died in 2012, aged 48, is part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2020. Her life was also the subject of Kevin Macdonald's Whitney (2018) and Nick Broomfield's Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017).