Entertainment: Movie Musical Based On Celine Dion Announced

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Celine Dion fans may just have something to look forward to in 2020. According to Variety, French studio Gaumont will be producing a movie musical inspired by the life of the Canadian chanteuse.

With the working title “The Power of Love,” the $23 million production intends to be an homage to Dion’s life, drawing heavily from her experiences and using many of her songs. This homage to Dion’s life  comes after “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the upcoming “Rocket Man,” both of which are movies about a celebrity singer.

French actress Valerie Lemercier will direct and star in the film. Lemercier’s previous work as a director includes the films “Palais Royal!” and “50 Is the New 30.”

Lemercier will play “Aline,” a young woman whose talent is discovered in her teens and who then becomes a global superstar. Aline then experiences the tragedy of losing her husband. Of course, the parallels to Dion’s life are obvious.

Lemercier said that Dion’s relationship with her mother, Therese, and her husband, Angelil, inspired her to do the film. According to her, she “discovered the strength of their love and their great humor.”

“I better understood how the alchemy of their three individual ambitions made an unwanted, little girl the greatest star on the planet,” she said.

Not only has Dion and her record company authorized the project, the rights to some of her songs have also been given. Some of the iconic songs to be included in the movie are “All By Myself,” “My Heart Will Go On,” and “I’m Alive.”

The film will release in France on December 2, 2020.

Of course, we here at Adam4Adam are excited, but we want to hear what you guys think! Any Celine Dion fans amongst our readers? Are you excited for this movie? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!

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  1. Russell Lewis

    I love Celine, the most magnificent voice ever. And so elegant. I pull up her videos now and then on youtube and enjoy her so much.

  2. Vic

    I’m a huuuuge Dion fan. I love & am fascinated by everything about her & her story. Was kinda let down that the movie is not actually about CELINE CELINE but more a story LIKE Celine’s. Am still excited and curious to see it though! Would’ve loved if they use some of her lesser known songs (which happen to be the best ones) as opposed to the usual ‘heart will go on’ and ‘all by myself’. Ppl who aren’t diehard fans need to see what else is in this woman’s amazing repertoire . And “I’m alive”??? Barf. I’m definitely watching it when it comes out tho! And I can’t wait for the day a movie is made about actual CELINE!

  3. Hunter0500

    “…the movie is not actually about CELINE CELINE but more a story LIKE Celine’s…:

    There seems to be a disconnect. How would anyone who goes to the movie (and who hasn’t immersed themselves into every nook and crannie of her life) know what parts are factual and what parts are fiction? How will the fiction parts be kept separate from her real-life story in the future?

    Something just doesn’t seem spot on. Looks like “the day a movie is made about actual CELINE!” will have to come to sort out fact from fiction.

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