Stanley Tucci, known for The Devil Wears Prada and The Hunger Games , among others , has landed a role in the film that is being made about the life of Whitney Houston. The American actor will play the role of music producer and record executive Clive Davis , according to Deadline .

Davis discovered Houston in the early 1980s, when she was still an unknown singer. The record executive helped her become world famous and remained close friends with Houston until her death in 2012.

The biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody , named after the singer’s hit of the same name, is set to be released in December 2022. The lead role is played by British actress Naomi Ackie, who has previously appeared in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and series The End of the F***ing World .