Watch Whitney Houston’s Rise to Stardom in I Wanna Dance With Somebody Trailer

How Whitney Houston’s road to recovery unfolded

The greatest love of all is happening to us.

That’s right, it’s a sneak peek of Sony’s biopic detailing the life of the beloved icon Whitney Houston. Powerful trailer for I want to dance with someone Released on September 15, actress Naomi Akira teases her portrayal of the legendary singer.

The first look begins by showing us how it all began Clive Davis Arriving at a club where he heard the vocal powerhouse for the first time. “What’s your name again?” he asked before signing to his record label Columbia Records. (Fun fact: the original Clive Davis was a producer on the film.)

Whitney’s rise to fame was rapid. Case in point: the trailer highlights the first time he hears her voice on the radio.

“My dream is to sing what I want to sing,” Whitney revealed, “be what I want to be, reach as big an audience as possible.”

Little did he know it would be a fraction of his accomplishments, including his iconic performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” in 1991. Super Bowl—which we also see in the promo.

But all this has not come without its critics. Indeed, in one scene Whitney is told that her music is “not black enough.”

His response? “Look, I don’t know how to sing black and I don’t know how to sing white either. I can sing.”

We can expect “a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multi-faceted woman behind The Voice,” according to the official synopsis, “as listeners take an inspiring, poignant—and therefore emotional—journey through Houston’s pathbreaking life and career.”

I want to dance with someone Premieres December exclusively in movie theaters.

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