In December, British actress Naomi Ackie has been tapped to play Whitney Houston in the upcoming estate-backed biopic. The Photograph director Stella Meghie will helm the pic, which is from Sony’s TriStar.
The movie is currently set for November 2022 release. Anthony McCarten, the screenwriter of Bohemian Rhapsody, wrote the script.
Pat Houston, Houston’s sister-in-law, will produce the film for the Houston Estate alongside Davis, McCartin, Denis O’Sullivan, and Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music. Houston has been the subject of film and television before, however, none of these projects were authorized by the Houston Estate. This means that Houston’s entire catalog of songs will be available for use in the film. Denis O’Sullivan and Jeff Kalligheri are also producing via Compelling Pictures.
This isn’t Ingram’s first big role that she’s nabbed recently. She’ll also play a major character in the Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, at Disney+.
Deadline first broke this news.