I Wanna Dance with Somebody Preview


Kaley Gottschling, Staff Writer

Holding the record for most awarded female artist of all time, Whitney Houston is one of the most legendary singers in the world. 

On Dec. 23 2022, the Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, will be debuting in theaters. The film will cover the rise of her career in 1985, her success, and her battle with drug addiction. The English actress Naomi Ackie will portray the prom queen of soul. Naomi told Vanity Fair, “This project was about honoring her legacy, and [she] thinks there has to be a real balance of the light and dark in that.” Whitney led an extraordinary life and continues to be an inspiration for many.

Whitney was born on Aug. 9, 1963. She released her debut album, Whitney Houston, in 1985. In her lifetime, she recorded seven studio albums, two soundtracks, six compilations, 57 singles and more. She got married to Bobby Brown in 1992 and she gave birth to her only daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, in 1993. At this time, Whitney’s substance abuse problems began due to her toxic marriage. Whitney did drugs to take the pain away from her reality, She struggled with addiction off and on throughout the years until she passed away on Feb. 11, 2012

The film will also star Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis, one of Whitney’s closest friends. Clive told fox news, “[He] looks forward to a great film that’s multidimensional, that is a celebration of an incredible artist and her music, but that tells the realistic story about struggles or aspirations or hopes.” Clive introduced Whitney’s talent to the world and they remained close during her lifetime. He played an intricate role in her career. The biopic will show the world how she impacted the music industry forever.

 The film synopsis describes it as “a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston and a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice” Whitney Houston is the definition of cultural icon and she continues to leave her impact on the world.