Naomi Ackie transforms into Whitney Houston in ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ trailer

Houston followers can see Ackie, whose credit embrace roles in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and “Doctor Who,” starring because the late singer in a trailer for the movie, which was launched on Thursday.

“From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time, audiences are taken on an inspirational, poignant—and so emotional—journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career,” the official synopsis for the movie teased.

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is written by Anthony McCarten, who additionally wrote the hit 2018 Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It’s directed by Kasi Lemmons.

The movie is produced by Clive Davis, who’s performed within the film by Stanley Tucci.

Lots of Houston’s hit songs are featured within the movie, which covers not simply the profession highlights but in addition the laborious instances the singer had.

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” hits theaters December 21.

See the trailer beneath: