Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works

Whitney Houston in 2010. Photo by James Wardell/REX/Shutterstock (1175442q)

The story of Whitney Houston is coming to the silver screen. 

Houston’s estate director Stella Meghie have teamed up on I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a biopic that will track the iconic singer’s story from her musical beginnings through to her death. Per a press release, the biopic will be a “joyous, emotional and heart-breaking celebration of the life and music of the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time.” 

“The Estate of Whitney Houston is more than elated to be involved with a group of people that are as passionate about Whitney’s life story as we are. Whitney’s legacy deserves only the best that can be given,” Pat Houston, Houston’s sister-in-law, said in a statement. “I stand with the hearts of these partners being the chosen ones to produce a film that’s uplifting and inspiring to all that loved her, giving you a reason to continue to celebrate The Voice that we all fell in love with and will cherish forever!”

Houston died in 2012 after having sold more than 200 million records and winning six Grammy Awards.