Rihanna Taped To Play Whitney Houston In Biopic
Days after the late legendary singer Whitney Houston was laid to rest in New Jersey, there are rumors that a biopic is in the works.
According to reports, a few stars have already been shortlist to act as Houston, including home girl Rihanna.
The Daily Mail reports that Clive Davis will helm the project.
“Clive wants to get the script done and start filming as soon as possible. Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead,” a source said
“It’s hoped the biopic will be as successful as [the] Tina Turner movie What’s Love Got To Do With It, which landed two Oscar nominations for Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, who played Tina and Ike Turner.”
Other stars shortlist for the role include Jennifer Hudson, Vivica Fox and Jordin Sparks are on the short list to play Houston, however, Rihanna thought to be the favorite.
RiRi could face stiff competition from Brandy Norwood, who co-star with Houston in the 1997 adaptation of “Cinderella.”
“My dream role would be to play Whitney Houston,” Brandy told TrueExclusives weeks before Houston’s passing. “Of course she would have to sing all the songs. But I would love to play Ms. Whitney. I have her personality down pat, her ‘isms’ down pat. Like no offense ladies — it’s a lot of talented ladies there — but nobody can play Whitney like me. Yes!”
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