“The Power of Love” is the working title of a $23 million music-filled fiction film inspired by the life of Celine Dion. The French studio (Gaumont) behind the project said Thursday that the film will not be a biopic, but a fictional “homage” that draws heavily from the details of Celine’s life, using many of her hit songs. According to Variety, Celine Dion has authorized the project and granted the rights to her songs.
The film will be directed by Valerie Lemercier, who will also star as a character inspired by Dion. Lemercier plays “Aline,” a young woman who grows up in a large Canadian family, is discovered as a major talent in her teens, becomes a global sensation and experiences the tragedy of losing her husband. Sound familiar?
“The Power of Love” is the latest project to tell the story of a celebrity singer, following “Bohemian Rhapsody,” about the late Freddie Mercury, and the upcoming “Rocket Man,” about Elton John.
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