Whitney Houston Biopic: Sony Sets Thanksgiving 2022 Release

Published: Tuesday 4th Aug 2020 by Sam

Fresh details are emerging about the much anticipated Whitney Houston cinema-bound biopic.

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According to Deadline, Sony’s TriStar won the rights to the movie, which is titled after Houston hit ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody.’

The film was reportedly at the center of a fierce bidding way between up to six studios and streaming services.

And, in perusing the list of key entities attached to the production, it’s easy to see why.

For, ‘Dance’ is being written and produced by Anthony McCarten – who helmed Oscar winner ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (the blockbuster biopic about Queen). Stella Meghie has been tapped to direct; and her impressive resume includes ‘The Photograph,’ ‘Jean and the Jones,’ ‘The Weekend,’ and ‘Everything, Everything.’

Crucially, the songbird’s mentor Clive Davis and the Whitney Houston Estate are on-board too. As such, unlike much of the unauthorized productions centered on the late star, this will feature her iconic catalogue of smashes.

Set for a Thanksgiving 2022 release, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ promises to be a candid account of Houston’s life and won’t shy away from some of the more controversial corners of her narrative.

Speaking on the film, Sony Motion Picture Group President Josh Greenstein said:

“It is thrilling to have the opportunity to bring such an extraordinary global icon to life on the big screen. Musically-driven films have always held a special place in theaters and this remarkable story will help further our fierce commitment to the theatrical experience.”

Clive Davis added:

“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. 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 bravely battled the demons that were to be her undoing.”

Director Meghie concluded:

“Whitney is peerless. Her voice continues to give me courage. Thank you to Tom [Rothman], Josh and Nicole at Sony and TriStar Pictures for joining our team to life Whitney up with love around the world.”


Given the magnitude and promised honesty of what’s incoming, we’re looking forward to this. Are you?

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  1. Rashad August 4, 2020

    Let the diva Rest In Peace. Don’t think we’re ready for this one yet.

  2. Uh August 4, 2020

    They better do this s*** right. 💅
    DONT F** IT UP

  3. Jackx August 4, 2020

    How many biopics are they gonna do of her, let it go already. There is other divas to tell a story about.

    • WHAT WOULD WHITNEY SAY August 4, 2020

      obviously your mad her legacy continues

      ..this film has the great clive davis on-board noone can tell the truth about the ICON whitney the voice houston except for the great clive davis he was there not people looking from the outside in….Sony pictures, mc carten will be able to bring the world the true story of Whitney..clive signed whitney and much respect to him at 88 y.o for giving us this film while he is still here as well…
      it brings a tear to my eye of joy to know this film will be the truth..

      • Britney aguilera August 13, 2020

        Clive is an evil’s shitt not great you bumm

  4. K’’man August 4, 2020

    Y’all talk about Exploiting the Michael or Prince estate but this one takes the cake! I know cissey Houston and her brother Gary (who will probably smoke his Check away) are nippy they’re getting another Check!

  5. eric August 4, 2020

    They don’t need to talk about Whitney battling any demons unless they’re ready to identify the demonic people responsible for her murder.

  6. WHAT WOULD WHITNEY SAY, B**** you livin in a pipe dream August 4, 2020

    some of you are mad bcuz whitney is a black female and the party just gonna put it out there who has had so much success..she died of an accidental drowning

    • eric August 4, 2020

      Sure. She accidentally ran water that had to be more than 100 degrees hot (temp had cooled to 93 by the time she was discovered an hour later) and suffered a laceration of the lip along with abrasions to her nose and forehead as she somehow fell at just the right angle to end up with her full body face down in the tub. Miraculously, Bobbi was found the same way after Nick left her in their bedroom shortly after arguing. Of course now he’s dead along with the roomate who found Bobbi. It’s too much to all be a coincidence.

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