Riri? Really? So, according to this DailyMail.co.uk article, R&B/Pop songstress Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson are on the shortlist to portray Whitney Houston in the film biopic we’ve been talking about here a lot lately. We last posted about Meagan Good expressing her desire to play the late icon. Good’s name however is nowhere among the actresses/singers being considered. Apparently Clive Davis wants to get the ball rolling and begin filming soon; he wants the script finalized pronto.
You may recall when Rih dismissed all talk of possibility in playing the lead for The Bodygard remake. She had told OK Magazine, “I hate it when singers do singing movies all the time, because you can never look at them as anybody else. I want to play a character. My whole life is playing Rihanna; being a singer won’t be a stretch for me.”
It’s not just Riri and JHud in the running; It looks like Vivica A. Fox, Jordan Sparks and Willow Smith (Will’s daughter) are also being considered. Willow is being considered to play young Whitney. OK, I get that, but aside from Vivica J. Fox and Jennifer Hudson, I really don’t see any of these ladies mentioned in the role, especially Jordin Sparks, unless she’s playing some other character.
Am I in the Twilight Zone?