We now have our first have a look at Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston on the set of the upcoming biopic “I Wanna Dance With Any individual.” Ackie was photographed in between scenes on set on Thursday, Aug. 11. Ackie regarded lots just like the legendary singer through the late ’80s, sporting a retro purple-and-pink bathing swimsuit with a coordinating cover-up. She additionally had an identical headband in her curls. Ackie beforehand appeared within the third season of “Grasp of None” and performed Jannah in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
The film, which additionally stars Ashton Sanders and Stanley Tucci, is about to hit theaters this December. The movie is directed by Kasi Lemmons, who helmed 2019’s “Harriet,” and written by Anthony McCarten, who wrote 2018’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Again in Might 2021, Ackie mirrored on what an honor and problem it’s to play Houston throughout an interview with Leisure Tonight. “I’m doing the work,” she mentioned about getting ready for the half. “I will attempt my greatest as a result of that girl — it sends shivers down my backbone how a lot she means to me, the world, Black girls, African American girls — that I will throw my every little thing into ensuring she is represented correctly.” The British actor added, “I simply need to inform her story. And I feel when I will simplify it right down to that, I am going to be capable to deal with the strain.”
The film reportedly accomplished principal images in 2021, so plainly the brand new picture is from reshoots. Whereas we wait for more information in regards to the movie, learn on for our first have a look at Ackie, the solid, and launch date.