‘Queen’s Gambit’ Alum Moses Ingram To Play Robyn Crawford In Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ For Sony And TriStar

‘Queen’s Gambit’ Alum Moses Ingram To Play Robyn Crawford In Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ For Sony And TriStar
Exclusive: Moses Ingram is set play Whitney Houston’s longtime assistant Robyn Crawford opposite BAFTA-winning actress Naomi Ackie in Sony Pictures and TriStar Pictures’ musical biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody, based on the epic life and music of iconic singer. Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten is writing the script and Stella Meghie is directing.

Crawford later become Houston’s creative director while also remaining one of her closest friends.

Besides McCarten’s Muse of Fire Productions, the film is being produced by Pat Houston on behalf of the Houston Estate; Grammy-winning music producer Clive Davis; Larry Mestel on behalf of Primary Wave Music; and Denis O’Sullivan and Jeff Kalligheri, who are also financing via Compelling Pictures.

Primary Wave is a partner of the Houston estate. Nicole Brown, Shary Shirazi and Brittany Morrissey will oversee the project for TriStar. The film will be released at Thanksgiving 2022.

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