Four movies have since been produced following the tragic death of legendary R&B singer Whitney Houston 11 years ago, in an effort to tell her story. The most recent one is “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Sony Entertainment.
The movie, which was released in theaters last year, will soon be accessible on DStv BoxOffice. The documentary “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is a no-holds-barred picture of the complicated and diverse person who is the voice behind the renowned voice.
The film, which was directed by Kasi Lemmon and stars BAFTA-winning actress Naomi Ackie as Houston, takes audiences on an emotionally-charged journey through Houston’s groundbreaking career since the 1980s, with show-stopping performances and a soundtrack of her favorite hits.
“If you missed this powerful biopic while it was on circuit, snuggle up as the cold weather sets in and relive Whitney’s journey from obscurity to superstardom from the comfort of your couch, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,” read a press statement from Box Office.
This movie aims to dismiss the misconception that her life was “tragic” by following her journey from church choir girl to crossover artist, from performing for newly-elected South African president Nelson Mandela to her turbulent relationships with her controlling father and her errant husband, Bobby Brown.
Writer Anthony McCarten told “The Guardian” once: “When people hear the name ‘Whitney Houston’, they inevitably say the word ‘tragic’, it’s a universal perception. In some respects, this film is a corrective to that.” In addition, Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci plays Clive Davis, the music executive who turned Whitney Houston into one of the best-selling female musicians of all time.