Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Director Working on Celine Dion Biopic with Support of Singer's Family

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Director Working on Celine Dion Biopic with Support of Singer's Family

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Quebec-directed Celine Dion biopic planned

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Another Celine Dion biopic is in the works.

A publicist has confirmed that Quebec director Marc-Andre Lavoie is set to oversee the English-language film, "Celine Before Celine," tracking Dion's rise to musical superstardom.

The feature, slated for a 2020 production, has been sanctioned by Dion's family, according to the Hollywood Reporter, who first revealed the plans. Her nephew, Jimmy Dion, is signed on as a screenwriter, and the singer's mother has given filmmakers access to records about her upbringing in Charlemagne, Que.

While the "My Heart Will Go On" powerhouse has long lent her vocals to movie soundtracks, it seems recently her life is providing plenty of fodder for the big screen. …

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