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Sony Picks Up Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’

The Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody has found a home with Sony and its TriStar division.

According to Billboard, Sony has set a Thanksgiving 2020 release date for the musical biopic.

There was another Whitney biopic that hit the big screen, but it didn’t have the backing of the late singers estate.

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This one, however has the backing of the estate as well as music producer Clive Davis.

Pat Houston will produce the movie on behalf of the Houston Estate, along with Davis. The music producer shared with Billboard that their going to tell the Whitney story that hasn’t been told.

“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,” said Davis. “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.”