French studio Gaumont is working on a USD 23 million film about Canadian singer Celine Dion, named ‘The Power of Love.’
‘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 upcoming ‘Rocket Man,’ about Elton John.
The film is slated to include some of Dion’s biggest hits ‘All by Myself’, ‘My Heart Will Go On’ and ‘I’m Alive.’
The singer and her record company have authorised the project and given rights to her songs.
To be directed by Valerie Lemercier, the film will see Lemercier star as the singer as well. Edouard Weil at Rectangle Productions, the Paris-based banner behind ‘Climax,’ is producing the film in association with Laurent Zeitoun and Caramel Films.
According to reports, the film chronicles Dion’s life from her birth and upbringing in Quebec in the 1960s to her extraordinary rise to fame as a teenager, and also her relationship with her manager and husband Rene Angelil.