What’s better than one Celine Dion biopic? Two, of course!
Last month came word that French studio Gaumont is producing a biopic of the legendary Canadian singer, and now The Hollywood Reporter brings news that Quebecois director Marc-Andre Lavoie is also working on a film about Dion.
“Celine Before Celine” will cover the early life and upbringing of Dion, before she became an international superstar, with production set to begin in 2020.
The film has the support of Dion’s family, including her mother Therese, who reportedly gave the director access to archives and testimonies.
“In my entire career, I’ve never met someone as kind, warm and authentic as Celine, and we’ll be forever grateful that she believes so strongly in our team to tell the real story [that’s] never been told before,” Lavoie said.
Dion also sent a letter to Lavoie and the “Celine Before Celine” production team, writing, ”I wanted to let you know just how much I was touched by the film that you are preparing. With your unique approach, you managed to seize the essence of a period that is very dear to my heart.”
The other Celine biopic, “The Power of Love” is slated for a 2020 release.