Naomi Ackie, the star wars actress is back on our TV screens to play the role of everyone’s favorite Whitney Houston in her latest biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Whitney was a legendary singer who rose to fame in 1980s and one of her hit albums was I Wanna Dance With Somebody whose trend lasted for more than three decades.
Her songs have always been inspiration for aspiring music stars but there was also a dark side that no one has explored, the life that was filled with personal struggles, drug addiction, and turbulent relationships.
Is the Whitney Houston movie on Netflix?
The historical drama movie based on the inspiring story of the late songstress was theatrically released on 23 Dec 2022 inside the United States and is now streaming on Netflix for its subscribers.
Whitney’s biopic is topping the streaming charts on Netflix and is ranked #1 in the film section of Netflix USA. You can watch the film right now on Netflix if you haven’t watched it yet.
The biopic is currently streaming thousands of Netflix originals like Baby J, The Pale Blue Eye, Halftime, Bridgerton, Blue Miracle, True Spirit, etc.
Who’s in the cast of Whitney Houston biopic?
Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston
Naomi Ackie is a British actress who plays the role of Whitney Houston in the biopic. She donned several iconic outfits from Houston’s music videos and concerts in the film, including the silver lamé hair bow from “How Will I Know”.
The white tank top, leather jacket, and jeans from “So Emotional.” Ackie’s portrayal of Houston is highly anticipated by fans, and many are eager to see how she brings the iconic singer to life on the big screen.
Houston filmed a concert special in South Africa in November 1994 to honor President Nelson Mandela and donated the whole money.
Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis
Stanley Tucci is an American actor, writer, and producer who is playing the role of Clive Davis in “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Davis is also legendary record producer like Whitney who is known for discovering Houston and guiding her career to stardom.
Tucci didn’t have to look far for inspiration for his portrayal of Davis, as the real Clive Davis serves as one of the producers for the movie. Tucci is a versatile actor who has appeared in several films as “The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Hunger Games” series, and “Feud: Bette and Joan.”
What is Whitney’s documentary about?
The biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” depicts the life of Whitney Houston, starting with her childhood being coached by her mother in a New Jersey church choir.
Whitney finds solace in a romantic relationship with Robyn Crawford, but her father and manager, John, opposes their personal relationship.
Her career takes off after Clive Davis signs her to Arista Records, and she becomes a crossover success with her second album.
Then, Whitney meets and marries Bobby Brown, and together they have a daughter, but their tumultuous relationship leads to drug addiction, damaging her voice and reputation.
This is one of the emotional part of the film as it talks about her strained relationship with close friend Robyn. Even though, she denied all those claims in which fans believe that the two were having an affair.
Moreover, her strained relationship with her parents was another big challenge for her. The songtress somehow attempts to make a comeback in 2009 but struggles during a disastrous tour, and her addiction (that she got from Bobby Brown) took away her life in 2012 while she was in her hotel room.