(CNN) — Dionne Warwick is not on board with the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic.
Warwick, who is a cousin of the late singer who died in 2012 at the age of 48 after an accidental drowning, told the Los Angeles Times “I want them to let Whitney rest in peace.”READ MORE: Dragon Con 2021 Draws Thousands Of Fans To Atlanta
“Leave her alone,” Warwick said. “Ten years [since she died] — it’s time to let her sleep.”READ MORE: Meet The 11-Year-Old President Of The Pinellas Non-Profit, Trash Turles
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” is set to star British actress Naomi Ackie as Houston and Ashton Sanders as singer Bobby Brown, who was married to Houston from 1992 to 2007.
The film has been permitted by Houston’s estate, is being produced by her mentor Clive Davis who signed her to Arista Records and directed by Kasi Lemmons.MORE NEWS: CW69 Sports Interview: Shawn Elliott (Cont'd)
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