Dionne Warwick n 'is not on board the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic. Warwick, who is a cousin of the late singer died in 2012 at the age of 48 after accidental drowning, told the Los Angeles Times I want them to let Whitney rest in peace. Leave her alone, said Warwick. Ten years [since her death] - time to let her sleep. I Wanna Dance with Somebody, is expected to star British actress Naomi Ackie as Houston and Ashton Sanders as singer Bobby Brown, who was married in Houston from 1992 to 2007. The film has been approved by the Houston estate, is produced by mentor Clive Davis who signed it to Arista Records and directed by Kasi Lemmons.