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TriStar Pictures Acquires Whitney Houston Biopic, Taps Stella Meghie to Helm

1 month ago   |   By Coming Soon

TriStar Pictures acquires Whitney Houston biopic, taps Stella Meghie to helm
A few months after announcing development on the surefire award-worthy project, Sony's TriStar Pictures has won the rights to the Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody from screenwriter Anthony McCarten and tapped Stella Meghie to direct, according to Deadline .
RELATED: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works
The studio is already looking to fast-track the project as they have slated the film for a Thanksgiving 20222 release date, just in time for the Oscars season.
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Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody' Picked Up by Sony

Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody' Picked Up by Sony

1 month ago   |   By The Wrap

After a fierce bidding war between multiple studios, Sony Pictures and TriStar Pictures have won musical biopic, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” based on the epic life and music of iconic singer Whitney Houston, for a Thanksgiving 2022 release, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
“The Photograph” director Stella Meghie is set to direct the film with the support of Houston's estate.
Anthony McCarten, the screenwriter behind “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is writing the script that's meant to cover her prime as a performer, including her work on “The Bodyguard” and her performance...
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Sony's TriStar Wins Auction For Whitney Houston Biopic: Anthony McCarten Script, Stella Meghie Directs, Clive Davis & Estate Aboard

1 month ago   |   By Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Sony's TriStar Pictures has won a hot and heavy auction for I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the feature film on the life and music of iconic songstress Whitney Houston. The studio has already staked out a Thanksgiving, 2022 release date for the film. Deadline revealed the project's formation back in April, with The Whitney...
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