I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Ashton Sanders Joins Cast For Whitney Houston Biopic

Deadline is exclusively reporting that Ashton Sanders is the latest name to join the cast of the Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and will be playing the role of Bobby Brown.

Deadline is exclusively reporting that Ashton Sanders is the latest name to join the cast of the Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and will be playing the role of Bobby Brown.

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Last year TriStar Pictures acquired the rights to the project, which will focus on the life and music of Whitney Houston. The project is formed by The Whitney Houston Estate, Primary Wave and Grammy-winning music producer and Whitney Houston’s mentor Clive Davis.

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The report also states that Black Label Media have come onboard the project to co-finance the film with Compelling Pictures and Primary Wave Music.

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Kasi Lemmons is directing the film, with Anthony McCarten, who is also writing the screenplay, producing alongside Pat Houston on behalf of the Houston Estate, Clive Davis, Larry Mestel on behalf of Primary Wave Music, Denis O’Sullivan, Jeff Kalligheri, and Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Trent and Thad Luckinbill. Stella Meghie will be executive producing alongside Black Label Media’s Rachel Smith and Seth Spector.

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Ashton Sanders will star alongside Naomi Ackie and Moses Ingram. I Wanna Dance With Somebody is scheduled for cinematic release on the 23rd December 2022.