Legendary singer Whitney Houston’s life story will be highlighted in a soon to be released biographical drama “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” The first trailer has recently been released on Sept. 15 showing British actress Naomi Ackie putting forth her best effort at embodying the influential singer.
The film distributed by Sony Pictures, is said to be a “no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice.” The story will go into Houston’s New Jersey roots, where she sang in her church’s choir. Along with the highs and lows of the Grammy Award-winning artist’s career and personal life.
The singer died in February 2012 at 48-years-old. Houston was found unconscious in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The death was later ruled an accidental drowning. Anyone who take on the job of protraying her wouldn’t be no easy task but some fans had mixed reviews since the trailer has been released.
“Hoping THIS ONE honors her in the way her LEGACY & IMPACT deserve. #theVOICE” wrote singer Major.
“How many Whitney Houston biopics they gone do, cause chile” another person commented.
A third person commented, “I don’t think so. This ain’t gave me nuthn. Yaya & Gabrielle did the damn thing tho…let Whitney rest. Sighh.”
In 2015, “America’s Next Top Model” runner-up Yaya DaCosta was casted as the singer in Lifetime’s-TV movie “Whitney.”
“Didn’t we say Keke Palmer?” wrote another person. In August, a tweet saying that the “Nope” actress and Houston share similar mannerisms became part of a viral conversation, where fans declared the young actress as the best person who should portray the singer on the big screen. Palmer seemingly endorsed the idea when she retweeted the post along with the message, “Let’s get the movie made y’all. I’m ready to ACK, we abt to weep in the theaters.”
“This actually feels like an official biopic unlike the others,” tweeted one person.
The biopic will be released to theaters later this year on Dec. 21.