The Céline Dion Biopic We All Need Is Coming
We'll soon learn of the power of love, because a feature-length film about Céline Dion is going ahead.
The upcoming biopic will finally give us some real insight into the chanteuse's "modest upbringing" in 1960s Quebec, according to Variety.
The Power Of Love will also chronicle the diva's rise to fame as a teen, her family relationships and the tragic death of her husband René Angélil, who passed away in 2016.
The French studio producing the $23 million USD musical extravaganza said the film will be in the same vein as Bohemian Rhapsody and the upcoming Elton John release Rocket Man.
Plus, Dion and Columbia Records have given their blessing for the singer's official recordings to be used in the soundtrack so we can enjoy a "My Heart Will Go On" and "Because You Loved Me" in all their French-Canadian glory.
But who, you might ask, could possibly play Queen Dion on screen? The role has reportedly gone to Valerie Lemercier -- who is also directing The Power Of Love. Talent!
Lemercier is 54 so there will presumably be other actors lined up to play teen Céline and Titanic-era Céline.
We did a little research to investigate Lemercier's CV, and we're already very impressed, mostly by this ~quirky~ little bop called "Goûte mes frites" which literally translates to: "Come taste my french fries! "
Lemercier also starred in Monte Carlo -- one of the many 'poor American traveller looks just like European royalty so they swap lives for lols' films of the last few years. The French actress starred alongside Selena Gomez (!), Leighton Meester and Cory Monteith so we're feeling very reassured that she's ready to take on the role of a lifetime as Dion.
“Valerie Lemercier is impressive onstage," producer Cecile Gaget told Variety.
"She’s a powerhouse who knows how to move and how to dance. And she’s a perfectionist and an overachiever in many ways like Dion.”
We just need to know if her performance of "You're The Voice" with John Farnham is going to make it into the film, tbh.
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