Stanley Tucci said that Clive Davis approved of Tucci’s performance as Him

Stanley Tucci said that Clive Davis approved of Tucci's performance as Him

  • Stanley Tucci will play Clive Davis, producer in a Whitney Houston biopic.
  • Davis himself is producing the film, called “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”
  • Tucci said that Davis had told him that he told him. “couldn’t have been happier”With Tucci’s performance.

Insider heard from Stanley Tucci, that Clive Davis was the legendary producer Tucci plays in the Whitney Houston biopic. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,”He was asked to provide feedback on Tucci’s performance. 

September Deadline:The film stars Naomi Ackie and Tucci as Davis.”The Rise of Skywalker,” “Master of None”Whitney Houston. Davis, Grammy-winning producer. Signed Houston at the age of 19She played an integral role on almost all her albums and is also a producer. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” 

Tucci spoke with Insider during an interview to promote his new AMC+ series “La Fortuna”Before he left for Boston, he had not much time to prepare to play Davis. He was able to talk with Davis over the phone.


After reading Davis’ biography and watching his 2017 documentary, “The Soundtrack Of Our Lives,”It is based on Davis’ biography and follows his career.

Later, Davis spoke with him on set, and he even received a supportive SMS message from the producer. 

“He said he watched the stuff we shot and sent me a text saying he couldn’t have been happier and that made me very, very relieved,” Tucci told Insider. 

“To me it was just about, again, if you’re playing a person who people know, not doing an imitation of him, trying to just find those aspects of him — physical, vocal, behavioral — that captured the essence of him,” Tucci said. “That’s the hardest part.”

Ackie, Davis, and Tucci are also included Houston stars as Nafessa Wil as Robyn Clark Peters. (Tucci recently worked with Clark Peters). “La Fortuna”) as Houston’s father John Houston, and Tamara Tunie as Houston’s mother Cissy Houston. Anthony McCarten (“Bohemian Rhapsody”Kasi Lemmons (aka ) is the screenwriter.”Harriet”) directing. 

DeadlineThe Houston biopic will be released on December 23, 2022. 

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