Meet the Rising Star Tapped to Play Whitney Houston in Her Official Biopic

Naomi Ackie should’ve discovered a “Greater Love,” as a result of she’s simply been chosen to play Whitney Houston within the late singer’s official biopic. 

Sony Footage confirms to E! Information that Naomi is in negotiations to star in its musical film of Whitney’s life, titled I Wanna Dance With Anyone.

The 28-year-old actress already has some large credit below her belt. Naomi appeared within the 2019 movie Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker as Jannah and was initially forged within the Sport 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 Finish Of The F***Ing World.

Director Stella Meghie mentioned the inventive workforce spent most of the previous yr in “an exhaustive search” for an actress that might finest embody Whitney Houston. The {Photograph} helmer mentioned, “Naomi Ackie impressed us at each stage of the method. I used to be moved by her means to seize the stage presence of a worldwide icon whereas bringing humanity to her inside life.” 

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