Meet the Rising Star Tapped to Play Whitney Houston in Official Biopic
Naomi Ackie should’ve discovered a “Higher Love,” as a result of she’s simply been chosen to play Whitney Houston within the late singer’s official biopic.
Sony Pictures confirms to E! News that Naomi is in negotiations to star in its musical film of Whitney’s life, titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
The 28-year-old actress already has some massive credit beneath her belt. Naomi appeared within the 2019 movie Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker as Jannah and was initially forged within the Game of Thrones prequel alongside Naomi Watts earlier than it was scrapped.
This yr, she received a BAFTA Award for portraying Bonnie in Netflix’s present The End Of The F***Ing World.
Director Stella Meghie stated the artistic crew spent most of the previous yr in “an exhaustive search” for an actress that would finest embody Whitney Houston. The Photograph helmer stated, “Naomi Ackie impressed us at every stage of the process. I was moved by her ability to capture the stage presence of a global icon while bringing humanity to her interior life.”