Stella Meghie (“The Photograph”) directed the film from a script by Anthony McCarten.
Music producer Clive Davis is producing “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” which is being made in collaboration with the Whitney Houston Estate. The movie centers on the iconic musician, who died in 2012 at the age of 48.
Houston broke out with her self-titled 1985 debut album, which was released by Davis and Arista Records. It featured the ballads “Greatest Love of All” and “Saving All My Love for You.” Her other hits included “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “Million Dollar Bill.”
In 1992, she starred with Kevin Costner in the romantic drama “The Bodyguard,” which scored $411 million at the worldwide box office.