I Wanna Dance With Somebody is a co-production by The Whitney Houston Estate and Primary Wave.
According to Deadline, TriStar Pictures has officially enlisted Nafessa Williams (Black Lightning) to portray the role of Robyn Crawford in the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
RELATED: The Bodyguard Remake in the Works at Warner Bros. I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a title derived from one of Houston’s iconic songs, will be directed by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) from a screenplay written by Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody).
In addition, Clarke Peters (Da 5 Bloods) and Tony winner Tamara Tunie have also been cast to join the Naomi Ackie-led project.