The feature film of Whitney Houston's life and music will be written by Bohemian Rhapsody Screenwriter Anthony McCarten.
The legacy of the iconic songstress Whitney Houston goes on in an upcoming biopic that's meant to tackle her life and music.
Entitled 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody,' the biopic will be written and produced by Anthony McCarten. McCarten is also the brilliant mind who penned the scripts for other biopics The Theory of Everything (2014), Darkest Hour (2017), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), and The Two Popes (2019).
There are still no casting details yet, but whoever should be chosen to play Whitney Houston in the upcoming biopic should be on her way to win an Oscar with McCarten on the team.
McCarten's biopics are highly acclaimed with lead actors Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), and Remi Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) all won an Oscar for their roles.
Sony's TriStar Pictures won the auction for Houston's biopic and has already announced the film to release on Thanksgiving 2022.
Grammy-winning music producer Clive Davis, The Whitney Houston Estate, and Primary Wave will all be part of the project.
Stella Meghie will direct the biopic while Whitney's sister-in-law Pat Houston will produce the movie under Houston estate.
The movie is expected to look into Whitney's legendary music career, but will also tackle her unexpected death.
On February 11, 2012, the singer was found unconscious in a hotel bathtub. She was pronounced dead at the age of 48. Investigator's report revealed that Houston accidentally drowned in the bathtub. Whitney's heart disease and drug use were also said to have contributed to her unexpected death.
Whitney Houston's contribution to the music industry will never be forgotten. She is the most awarded female music artist of all time and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. In a time where social media was not yet present to help promote her music, Houston's pure talent dominated the industry.
Her songs are internationally known and will forever be cherished. Among her greatest hits are Saving All My Love for You, How Will I Know, Greatest Love of All, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Didn't We Almost Have it All, So Emotional, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, I'm Your Baby Tonight and Million Dollar Bill.
Aside from her music career, Whitney Houston also had a successful venture in the acting industry.
In 1992, she starred with Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard. The film went on to earn $411 Million at the worldwide box office. The six songs she recorded for the film also went on to win numerous Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, and a Record of the Year award for I Will Always Love You written by Dolly Parton.
Speaking about the biopic, TriStar Pictures head Nicole Brown said via Deadline: "Whitney just makes you want to get out of your seat and sing and dance!"
Brown added: "She is anthemic in every way. Anthony McCarten has bottled that up in his masterful screenplay bringing this beloved legend to life in a way we've never seen her – funny, exhilarating, aspirational, complex, and incredibly human."