The purest kind of love is being shown to us. It is the trailer for Sony’s biopic about the late Whitney Houston, a cherished icon. I Wanna Dance With Somebody’s stirring trailer, which debuted on September 15th, teases Naomi Ackie’s portrayal of the renowned singer.
The first glimpse begins by demonstrating how everything got started as Clive Davis enters a club and hears the vocal powerhouse for the first time. “What’s your name again?” He inquires before signing her to Columbia Records, his record company.
Whitney has had a rapid rise to stardom. As an illustration, the trailer emphasizes the moment she hears her voice for the first time on the radio.
“My dream, sing what I want to sing be how I want to be, reach as big an audience as I can.” Whitney expresses.
She had no idea that would only be a small portion of her accomplishments, which also included her legendary rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the 1991 Super Bowl, which is also shown briefly in the teaser.
But all of this wasn’t without its detractors. Whitney was actually warned in one moment that her music “isn’t Black enough.”
“Look I don’t know how to sing black and I don’t know how to sing white either. I know how to sing.” She answered that.
We can anticipate “no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice,” according to the official synopsis, “audiences are taken on an inspirational, poignant—and so emotional—journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career.”