The British Academy Film Awards Nominees' Party - London. Naomi Ackie attending The British Academy Film Awards Nominees' Party at Kensington Palace, London. Picture date: Saturday February 1, 2020. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire URN:50016129 (Press Association via AP Images)
Whitney Houston Biopic Finds Its Main Lead as Naomi Ackie
‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ is an upcoming biopic of Whitney Houston where the movie’s director will be Stella Meghie. The film has been in talks for a while now because the director has been in a quest for the lead actor to play the reel-life character of Whitney Houston. Well, the big news is that the search has come to an end, and finally, there is a name that is all set to put life into Whitney Houston’s character. Although the search was not easy, after a worldwide and time-taking journey, the filmmakers have set their eyes on the British actress, Naomi Ackie.
Find out what the movie’s director has to say about the main lead, Naomi Ackie.
Stella Meghie reportedly said that our search for Whiten Houston’s biopic’s perfect role has come to an end now. We are very confident that we have made the right choice by casting Naomi Ackie as the main protagonist. She further added that the team has spent around half of the last year in an exhaustive search for the perfect actor who could effortlessly embody Whitney, and it looks like we have found the one. Stella also praised Naomi that the actor never failed to impress us at every stage of her process. I was completely moved by her effortless acting and her ability to capture the stage with such beauty. She is a global icon and will definitely bring life to Whitney’s character.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and writer and is a popular name of her time. The singer was certified as the most awarded female artist by Guinness World Record and was sure one of the best-selling artists. She had an expansive career where she earned six Grammys and became one of the most highest-selling artists with over 200 million records worldwide. Whitney also tried acting, where she made her debut in 1992 with the movie, ‘The Bodyguard.’ The singer died in 2012 at the age of 48 due to drowning.
Who is the writer for Whitney Houston’s biopic?
Bohemian Rhapsody writer Anthony McCarten has chosen to be the writer for the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic. He penned the screenplay for the movie, which will cover her most important spheres of life, including her music career and personal life.
As for the movie’s producer is concerned, Pat Houston will be doing the job on behalf of the Whitney Houston estate. The other producers include Clive Davis, McCarten via Fire Productions, and Larry Mestel for Primary Wave music. For compelling pictures, the responsibility lies in the hands of Denis O’Sullivan and Jeff Kalligheri. The vocals of Whitney Houston will also be used in the movie along with her catalog, and the project will be overseen by Nicole Brown, Shary Shirazi, and Brittany Morrissey.
Naomi is the real deal: As far as Naomi’s appearance as Whitney Houston is concerned, everyone is confident that they have found the perfect girl for this extraordinary movie. When asked Davis about the same, he replied that the actor’s screen test is compelling. Although the singer’s vocals will be used in the movie, Naomi’s bang-on acting will certainly do justice as she has a unique ability to capture her audiences masterfully. She is an absolute real deal, and with her quality performances, she is looking forward to going on a journey of transforming herself into Whitney Houston.
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