Celine Dion has had an impressive decades-long career, and though the singer shows no signs of slowing down, her life story is being turned into a movie.
The Power of Love is a $23-million biopic that will follow the Quebec native’s story from birth to her relationship with her late husband René Angélil. It will also detail her family life (she’s the youngest of her parent’s 14 children) and meteoric rise to superstardom in her teens.
According to Deadline, French actress and director Valérie Lemercier will star in the movie as Celine, while French Canadian actor Sylvain Marcel will portray René, who tragically died of throat cancer in 2016 at age 73.
Naturally, the film will feature some of the superstar’s biggest hits, including “All By Myself” and “My Heart Will Go On.” According to Harper's Bazaar, the mother of three has given her blessing to the project, which has a tentative release date of 2020.
Celine recently told The Sun that she’s enjoying this time in her life: "To be honest, I think I'm at the best of my life right now and I want to enjoy and embrace every moment of it and really enjoy it. It's like I'm having a second wind, like I'm having the wind beneath my wings. I'm having a good time."
She also said she’s at peace because she knows her late-husband is free of pain. “Knowing that now he’s in peace and is resting and is always within me. I see him every day through the eyes of my children. He gave me so much strength.”
In June, Celine will wrap up a 15-year residency in Las Vegas. Over her career she has earned five GRAMMYs, seven American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards and an astonishing 40 Felix Awards in Quebec.