(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: Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out Of Hell' Singer, Has Passed At 74
“Leave her alone,” Warwick said. “Ten years [since she died] — it’s time to let her sleep.”READ MORE: Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Set
“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: Sia Reveals She Entered Rehab
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