Fans are eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated first authorized biopic of Whitney Houston. It is the first official film project to focus on the late icon, involving her family and estate. However, prior to the film’s release, Keke Palmer’s name was trending in association with Houston’s. Apparently, fans of both find that they are strikingly similar. And now Palmer wants to play Houston in a role.
Keke Palmer wants to portray Whitney Houston
Palmer thinks she can transform into the ‘I Will Always Love You’ singer. She is currently celebrating the success of her latest film nopebut the Happy sound star is always a viral moment on social media. A fan recently posted a clip that went viral with interviews and highlights from Houston’s career. In the montage, Houston messes up in some clips, and in others she lets the media know she won’t be bothered.
The fan notes the similarities between Houston and Palmer’s personalities. “KeKe Palmer and Whitney Houston act exactly the same,” she captioned the clip. Several comments poured in agreeing with her observation. And apparently Palmer thinks so too.
Palmer responded in her own tweet. “Let’s make the movie, everyone. I’m ready to ACK [sic]we want to cry in the theaters,” she wrote.
Naomi Ackie stars as Whitney Houston in the first authorized biopic
While Palmer submits her offer to play Houston in a role, her biopic is already in the works. Ackie, a Broadway star, was tapped as a singer. After an exhaustive search for the perfect leading lady, Ackie was handpicked by the producers. One of the film’s producers is Houston’s music executive and longtime mentor, Clive Davis.
In an interview with USA Today, Davis said of Ackie’s selection, “We were very impressed that Whitney’s personality was captured. The (singing) voice will of course be Whitney’s. When it came to Whitney, we just didn’t think anyone could capture her vocal genius, so it’s going to be the Whitney voice in the film.”
Along with Ackie, Stella Meghie, the film’s director, was also on board. “We’ve spent most of the last year looking intensely for an actress to play Whitney Houston,” she told Deadline. “Naomi Ackie has 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 inner workings.”
What the biopic will reveal
The film is scheduled to be released in Christmas 2022. He also plays along moonlight Alum Ashton Sanders as Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown.
According to an official description of the film by Deadline, I want to dance with someone is a “happy, emotional and heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of the greatest R&B pop singer of all time, chronicling her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom. Quite frankly about the price superstars exacted, it will be both the rich and complex saga of the quest for the perfect marriage between song and singer and audience, while at the same time the moving story of a humble Jersey girl trying to find her way back to find my way home.”
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