NEW YORK city | A film on the life of american singer Whitney Houston, is in preparation, with the filmmaker Stella Meghie to the stage, indicated Wednesday to theAFP of its press officer, confirming information from multiple american media.
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” will be co-produced by screenwriter new zealand’s Anthony McCarten, who also wrote the script, according to the specialized site Deadline.
The author of the 58-year-old remains on a series of recent successes, all of the biopics, with “The dark hours” (2017), “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018) and “The two popes” (2019).
The heirs of Whitney Houston, who died accidentally in 2012, have given their agreement and are collaborating in the project, according to Deadline. The official website of the artist resumed Wednesday article Deadline.
Is also part of the team, according to Deadline, the producer Clive Davis, the man who made the sign to Whitney Houston his first recording contract.
Whitney Houston is dead at 48 years of age, drowned in her bath after ingesting a large quantity of cocaine.
Despite the end of a career marked by drug addiction, she remains as one of the great voices of R & B, and popular music in general over the past thirty years.
Two recent documentaries have lifted the veil on aspects of the hitherto taboo of the life of the one who did his lines in a gospel choir of Newark (in New Jersey).
“Whitney” delivered testimony that Whitney Houston had been sexually assaulted in his youth by a cousin much older than she.
As for ” Whitney: Can I Be Me “, he evoked the romantic relationship of the singer with another woman, Robyn Crawford, whom she had hidden during a good part of his adult life.
“I know that the story of Whitney Houston has not yet been told in its entirety,” said Clive Davis, in a statement to Deadline.
The producer has assured that the scenario would be ” no taboo “, and ” rich musically “.
The director, Stella Meghie, who will be at the manoeuvre, became known in 2016 with a first film well received by the critics, “Jean of the Joneses” (2016), a family comedy with a small budget.
Since then, she has directed three other feature films, often romantic comedies, including ” The Photograph “, released in February in the United States.