Rihanna is reportedly in the running to play Whitney Houston in a biopic.
Clive Davis is said to be planning the biopic as a tribute to his late friend and protégée, and executives have created a shortlist of names they are considering for the role.
Jennifer Hudson Vivica A Fox and Brandy, sister of Houston’s boyfriend Ray J, are also being considered.
Jordin Sparks has made the shortlist as well, while Will Smith’s 11-year-old daughter Willow Smith is being lined up to play Whitney as a child.
An insider told People, “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.”
“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.”
Rihanna previously turned down an offer to star in a remake of Houston’s most iconic film The Bodyguard.
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