According to The Daily Mail in London, pop singer Rihanna is the first choice to portray Whitney Houston for film producers looking to create the upcoming biopic.

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Also rumored to be in the running to play Whitney Houston in the upcoming film are Jennifer Hudson, actress Vivica Fox, and American Idol singer Jordin Sparks.

Willow Smith, actor Will Smith’s 11-year-old daughter, is also being considered to play Whitney Houston as a child.

I have no doubt with all the expert make-up artists in Hollywood that they will have no problem turning Rihanna into Whitney Houston if she does indeed land the role.

I feel the same way about Lindsay Lohan portraying legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor. Hollywood is Hollywood and they will make it work.

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However, I question the motives of Whitney’s record label boss and close friend Clive Davis – the man behind the biopic – on why he would want Rihanna to portray Whitney Houston.

Does he genuinely feel that Rihanna is the the best choice for the project? After all, she’s only been in one movie before and it was in a minor role.

Or is it because Whitney and Rihanna’s histories both involve similar encounters with domestic violence?

Somebody needs to ask Clive Davis that question ASAP!

Davis would like to have a script finalized as soon as possible so the formal casting process can officially begin.


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