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    Nafessa Williams Joins Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

    Unique: Nafesa Williams Robin Crawford has been tapped to play the role in the biopic I wanna Dance With Somebody Upcoming feature about the late music icon, Whitney Houston. Williams stepped in for Moses Ingram who recently parted ways with the role. The cast also includes Clark Peters and Tamara Tunney, who are John and Sissy Houston. Naomi Aki will play Whitney Houston in the musical biopic, directed by Kasi Lemons.

    The screenplay will be written by Anthony McCartan, and will take viewers on an emotional, energetic journey through Houston’s career and music. Crawford was a longtime assistant to Houston, who would later become Houston’s creative director, while remaining one of his closest friends.

    Along with McCartan’s Muse of Fire Productions, the film was produced by Pat Houston on behalf of Houston Estate, Grammy-winning music producer Clive Davis, Larry Mestel on behalf of Primary Wave Music, Dennis O’Sullivan and Jeff Kaligheri for Compelling Pictures. He is going. Matt Jackson of Jackson Pictures, and Molly Smith, Trent and Thad Luckinbill for Black Label Media. Primary Wave Music is a partner of the Whitney Houston Estate.

    Sony and TriStar Pictures will release the film in cinemas on December 23, 2022.

    Houston is the most respected female music artist of all time and one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, selling over 200 million records worldwide. Houston won six Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, and two Emmy Awards, among many others. Houston made her acting debut in the romantic thriller film bodyguard, In which he recorded six songs including “I Will Always Love You” for the film’s soundtrack. The song won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became the best-selling physical single by a woman in music history. The soundtrack album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and remains the best-selling soundtrack album in history. In 2020, Whitney was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and became the first black artist to receive 3 RIAA Diamond Awards.

    Williams was recently seen in the Deion Taylor feature black Blue With Naomi Harris, Frank Grillo and Tyrese Gibson for Screen Gems. Last year it wrapped the fourth and final season black lightning. His other credits include the feature film burning sand, CBS series, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews code black and showtime twin peaks. Next, he plays Lee Daniels’s FX. will appear in The Spook Who Sat By The Door.

    Best known for his role as Detective Lester Freemon Wire, Peters most recently starred in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed Netflix film, da 5 blood Was also seen in the HBO and BBC One series, His Dark Materials. Peters will soon be seen starring in AMC la fortuna, opposite Stanley Tucci as well as Showtime the man who fell to earth Chiwetel opposite Ejiofor and Naomi Harris. He can currently be seen in foundation For Apple+ and Netflix series, Irregular.

    Tunny will be seen next A Journal for Jordan Starring Michael B. Jordan and directed by Denzel Washington. His other credits include the series AMC Dietland, BBC/Netflix political drama Black Earth Rising, of apple tv See, and Netflix’s November release of the live action series Cowboy Bebop. he also has Starred in Wolf Films/Universal Media Studio’s top-rated series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

    Williams is reposted by ICM and Link Entertainment. Peters is sacked by Vanguard Management Group and Conway van Gelder Grant. Tunny is repped by Alta Global Media and Paradigm Talent Agency.

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