Report: Rihanna To Play Whitney Houston in Biopic

February 28, 2012 By:
Report: Rihanna To Play Whitney Houston in Biopic

Does the role require a lot of butt slapping? If so, Rihanna's got this part nailed.

Only days after Whitney Houston’s funeral, there have been rumors that a biopic is in the works. According to the Daily Mail, Clive Davis is overseeing the project, with Jennifer Hudson, Vivica Fox and Jordin Sparks on the list to play Houston. Rihanna, however, is thought to be Clive’s favorite.

What acting experience does Rihanna have, you might ask? Uh, hello, she’s in that upcoming board game movie, ‘Battleship.’ You gotta start somewhere.

Another celebrity that’s eying the role could be Brandy Norwood, who costarred with Houston in the 1997 adaptation of ‘Cinderella.’

“My dream role would be to play Whitney Houston,” Brandy said weeks before Whitney’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!"

A source said that Whitney knew a biopic was in the works before she 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.”