Naomi Ackie Stars as Whitney Houston in the First Trailer for Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

Sony Pictures reveals the first trailer for the long-awaited Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

Naomi Ackie plays the legendary singer, the trailer offers a look at Houston’s rise to become one of America’s most popular vocalists. Described by Sony as a “no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice,” the film recounts her story as a New Jersey choir singer who would go on to dominate the charts.

Cast includes Ashton Sanders as Bobby Brown and Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis. Clarke Peters will be playing John Houston, Whitney’s father, and Tamara Tunie will be portraying Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother.

I Wanna Dance with Somebody is directed by Kasi Lemmons and is scheduled to be released in theaters on Dec. 21. Check the trailer below.

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