Whitney Houston biopic in the works with Bohemian Rhapsody scribe

A film based on the life and career of songstress Whitney Houston is in the works.

Per Deadline, the Whitney Houston Estate, Primary Wave and Grammy-winning music producer Clive Davis have teamed up for “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, which Stella Meghie is being eyed to direct.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” scribe Anthony McCarten has been tapped to write.

McCarten’s incredible biopic track record helped him win the support of the Houston family, after the late Houston’s mentor Davis reached out to McCarten last April. McCarten self-financed a life-rights option and is writing the script on spec. Unclear when the project will be set with a distributor.

Said Pat Houston, on behalf of the Estate: “The Estate of Whitney Houston is more than elated to be involved with a group of people that are as passionate about Whitney’s life story as we are. Whitney’s legacy deserves only the best that can be given. I stand with the hearts of these partners being the chosen ones to produce a film that’s uplifting and inspiring to all that loved her, giving you a reason to continue to celebrate The Voice that we all fell in love with and will cherish forever!”

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