The New "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" Trailer Has More Whitney Houston and a Peek at Bobby Brown

'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' premieres Dec. 21.

We've Got a First Look at the New Whitney Houston Biopic

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Fans are set to get a look at "the Whitney you never knew," according to a new movie from Anthony McCarten, the writer behind Bohemian Rhapsody. Naomi Ackie stars as Whitney Houston in I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a biopic that promises to showcase the story of one of music's most legendary voices, from her beginnings as a choir girl in New Jersey to her performance at the Super Bowl and beyond.

Of course, Whitney Houston's life wasn't all glamour and gloss — and the film isn't going to shy away from that, either. In the first trailer, which dropped back in September, fans saw what's in store when the film hits theaters on Dec. 21. And today, with a new second trailer, viewers are getting a look at even more of the characters, including Bobby Brown, played by Ashton Sanders.

Ackie recreates some of Houston's most iconic looks, including her colorful and campy "How Will I Know" music video and her sexier looks from "It's Not Right, But It's Okay." The film also stars Nafessa Williams as Robyn Crawford, Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis, and Clarke Peters as John Houston.

"I’m going to try my best because that woman — it sends shivers down my spine how much she means to me, the world, Black women, African American women," Ackie told Entertainment Tonight back in May 2022. "I’m going to throw my everything into making sure she is represented properly.” 

She even acknowledged the pressure of playing someone so famous, saying that as long as she tells the story honestly and authentically, she'll consider it a job well done.

“I just want to tell her story. And I think when I’m able to simplify it down to that, I’ll be able to handle the pressure,” Ackie said. 

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