Naomi Ackie stars as the singer, with Stanley Tucci appearing as Clive Davis

Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston in I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Emily Aragones © 2021 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Whitney Houston is the subject of the forthcoming biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody, which arrives in theaters on December 21. Its first trailer dropped today (September 15), and it features Stanley Tucci’s Clive Davis alongside Naomi Ackie as Houston.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody follows Kevin Macdonald’s 2018 documentary Whitney, which was nominated for a Best Music Film Grammy. Bohemian Rhapsody writer Anthony McCarten wrote the new feature. Houston was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020, eight years after her accidental death in 2012. The film hit theaters December 21, 2022.

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