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Stanley Tucci Will Discover Whitney Houston as Clive Davis in 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' Biopic

Stanley Tucci Will Discover Whitney Houston as Clive Davis in 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' Biopic

Stanley Tucci has booked a role in the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

The 60-year-old actor is set to star as Clive Davis, the Grammy-winning producer, in the movie, according to Deadline.

The site says that Clive was a “lawyer-turned-music producer and executive who had an extraordinary eye for spotting talent. That ability to find a star before they erupted on the scene led him to the wildly talented Houston before anyone knew who she was and, and he guided her to becoming a star.”

The film will focus on Whitney, and is described as “the joyous, emotional and heart-breaking celebration of the life and music” from the singer, “the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time.”

In addition to Stanley, Naomi Ackie will star as Whitney, with Ashton Sanders as Bobby Brown.

Expected out in 2022, I Wanna Dance With Somebody will be directed by Kasi Lemmons and written by Anthony McCarten.

Recently, Stanley opened up to fans about a personal matter.

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