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Sony Have Picked Up The Rights To The Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Someone’

The corporate’s TriStar Photos banner has received a bidding battle for the biopic of the late music icon, who tragically handed away aged 48 in 2012.

Anthony McCarten has written the script for the mission. He has beforehand labored on acclaimed biopics equivalent to ‘Darkest Hour’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, in regards to the lives of World Conflict II Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Stella Meghie is hooked up to direct the movie, which has the help of Whitney’s household and her mentor, legendary file producer Clive Davis. It’s unclear who will painting the ‘How Will I Know’ hitmaker within the flick, which is slated for a 2022 launch.

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Nicole Brown, Shary Shirazi and Brittney Morrisey are to supervise the mission for TriStar.

Brown stated: ”Whitney simply makes you need to get out of your seat and sing and dance! She is anthemic in each manner. Anthony McCarten has bottled that up in his masterful screenplay bringing this beloved legend to life in a manner we’ve by no means seen her – humorous, exhilarating, aspirational, complicated and extremely human.”

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Davis admits that he’s trying ahead to seeing a ”no holds barred” story about Whitney’s life which can embrace particulars about her turbulent marriage to Bobby Brown and her drug use.

The 88-year-old file producer: ”From all my private {and professional} expertise with Whitney from her late teenage years to her tragic, untimely dying, I do know the total Whitney Houston story has not but been advised.

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”I’m so glad that Anthony McCarten has dedicated to a no-holds barred, musically wealthy screenplay that lastly reveals the entire Whitney whose vocal genius deeply affected the world whereas she bravely battled the demons that have been to be her undoing.”

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