Whitney Houston Fans React To Her ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ Biopic Trailer [VIDEO]

Whitney Houston, Naomi Ackie

Whitney Houston Fans React To Her ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ Biopic Trailer [VIDEO]

Whitney Houston’s highly anticipated biopic just dropped the first trailer!

In a first look clip, British actress Naomi Ackie channels the iconic singer, portraying key moments of the musician/actresses whimsical life. Titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the Sony movie will reportedly be a biographical drama, covering the six time grammy award winning artists rise to international stardom as one of the most well known entertainers of our time.


Along with the story of her choir roots which began in New Jersey, the musical film will also feature Houston’s tumultuous marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown – portrayed by Ashton Sanders in the film. Houston and Brown wedded back in 1992 and had one daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina, Whitney Houston

The celebrity couple divorced in 2007 with their collective excessive drug usage publicly known to cause them friction. Drowning due to heart disease and cocaine intake ultimately led to Houston’s death in 2012 at the age of 48, with her solo heir passing away two years later at the age of 22.

The trailer also depicts Houston’s famous response to one of the biggest criticisms she received throughout her career. The “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” singer, who was often told that her music wasn’t “black enough”, eventually responded:

“Look, I don’t know how to sing Black, and I don’t know how to sing white either. I know how to sing.”

Whitney Houston circa 2011

Fans were quick to react to the coming documentary with mixed reactions:


Other cast in the film include Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis, Clarke Peters as Whitney’s father John Houston, and Tamara Tunie as Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother. Kasi Lemmons, director of Harriet, will direct the film.


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Authored by: Kay Johnson