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Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award® winner Naomi Ackie, the film is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice. From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time, audiences are taken on an inspirational, poignant—and so emotional—journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career, with show-stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits as you’ve never heard them before. Don’t you wanna dance?


Naomi Ackie
Stanley Tucci
Ashton Sanders
Tamara Tunie
Nafessa Williams
and Clarke Peters


Directed By

Kasi Lemmons

Screenplay By

Anthony McCarten

Produced By

Denis O’Sullivan Jeff Kalligheri Anthony McCarten Pat Houston Clive Davis Larry Mestel Molly Smith Thad Luckinbill Trent Luckinbill Matt Jackson Christina Papagjika and Matthew Salloway

Written By

Anthony McCarten