It hasn’t even been 10 days since Whitney Houston was laid to rest, but a slew of A-listers like Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, and Brandy are scrambling to play Whitney Houston in her new biopic helmed by her mentor Clive Davis.
Although Rihanna, 24, is said to be the first choice for the role, a wide-range of celebs like Vivica Fox, 40, and Jordin Sparks, 22, are also being considered to play the late singer, who died on Feb. 11, reports The Daily Mail.
But before any of you shake your fists in disgust at the idea that Hollywood’s trying to profit off the star’s death, apparently, the biopic was in the works before Whitney died.
“Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead,” a source told The People newspaper. “It’s hoped the biopic will be as successful as 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.”
Of all of the prospective stars hoping to be play Whitney, though, it seems pop star Brandy, 33, has been the most vocal.
“My dream role would be to play Whitney Houston,” Brandy told TrueExclusives just weeks before Whitney died. “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!”
What do you think, HL-ers? Who would be the best person to play Whitney?
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