Naomi Ackie is set to play the role of Whitney Houston in Sony TriStar’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”
Ackie is a British actress best known for her role in “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.” She also won a BAFTA for her role in Netflix’s “The End of the F***ing World.”
The movie will be directed by Stella Meghie (The Photograph) and was written by Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody). Houston’s estate is supporting the film.
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is set for release on Thanksgiving 2022 and will look back on her life and her music.
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