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  • Caelin Cripps
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    Janelle Monáe would actually be a WONDERFUL choice!
    I can’t believe I didn’t even think about her at first

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    Sony has picked up this project, and they’re currently eyeing a release date for Thanksgiving 2022.
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-picks-up-whitney-houston-biopic-i-wanna-dance-somebody-1305861?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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    Janelle Monáe would actually be a WONDERFUL choice!
    I can’t believe I didn’t even think about her at first

    No, we need an actual actress who can also sing.

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    P(oweR) Valley
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    The Lifetime bipoic was pretty good. If it wasn’t for that, I would have volunteered Yaya DaCosta for the role.

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    M: The Original
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    “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is obviously a signature Whitney hit. But it’s not the appropriate film title to encapsulate Whitney’s life. Whitney wasn’t even a dancer….😒

    It feels generic and lazy. Another way to sell the film’s soundtrack opposed to capturing the true essence of who Whitney was. NIPPY would’ve been better.

    Would you prefer I’ll Always Love You?

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    kenboi99
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    Would you prefer I’ll Always Love You?

    that’s predictable like Bohemian Rhapsody. One Moment In Time or Greatest Love of All have a relevant meaning if they need to use a song title. Otherwise “The Voice” would do.

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    Pipipopo
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    Ugh I just hope this doesnt end up like a Bohemian Rhapsody. Such talents  deserve a worthy biopic. On the casting I hope they strictly focus on the acting and have Whitney’s singing since I dont think anyone can do Whitneys’s voice justice anyway

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    On the casting I hope they strictly focus on the acting and have Whitney’s singing since I don’t think anyone can do Whitney’s voice justice anyway.

    Please keep in mind that when jukebox/biographical musicals are produced on stage, their creative teams always lets the actors do their own singing as the musicians they’re portraying. It’s been the case with Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, Carole King in Beautiful, Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet!, etc. As for movies, if Taron Egerton was able to pull off doing his own singing as Elton John in Rocketman, then it shouldn’t be a problem if the actress playing Whitney Houston can sing.

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    No, we need an actual actress who can also sing.

    Janelle Monae is both a good actress, and is a very good singer. I’m confused.

    However, I’d rather unknown from the theatre world.

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    that’s predictable like Bohemian Rhapsody. One Moment In Time or Greatest Love of All have a relevant meaning if they need to use a song title. Otherwise “The Voice” would do.

    My Love Is Your Love would have been a great title, imo

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    No. I would’ve preferred “NIPPY”.

    It was Whitney’s nickname since childhood. Given to her by her father John. At Whitney’s core, that’s who she really was. A woman who never lost sense of where she came from. She valued family more than anything. So it was a pet name that Whitney carried until death.

    “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is what you name a Vegas residency or a greatest hits CD. It sounds very impersonal for a biopic on a woman who dealt with addiction as a result of trauma stemming from molestation and depression.

    Nippy would have been a GREAT title.

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    Janelle Monae is both a good actress, and is a very good singer. I’m confused. However, I’d rather unknown from the theatre world.

    But Janelle cannot belt like whitney, like not even close, Id rather see some broadway unknown tbh

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    braydenfitzsimmons
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    But Janelle cannot belt like whitney, like not even close, Id rather see some broadway unknown tbh

    A lesser known Broadway performer who can belt, knows how to expertly lip-sync to Nippy and can carry a project on her shoulders

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