Whitney Houston Biopic In The Works! Rihanna, Brandy, J-Hud, Jordin Sparks, Vivica Fox Being Considered

A Whitney Houston biopic is in the works — a project being led by Clive Davis — and the first task at hand is to find a leading lady.

A shortlist has already reportedly been drawn up. At the top? Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson (who performed “I Will Always Love You” at the Grammys, the day after Whitney’s death).

Also in the running? Vivica Fox, and Whitney’s Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks. As is Brandy, whose brother Ray J., dated Whitney. Brandy also has a special connection to Whitney, as the late singer checked in on Brandy and Monica during their rehearsals in the days leading up to her death.

Clive is seeking to finalize a script for the biopic so shooting can begin as soon as possible.


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Just In: Monica & Brandy Break Their Silence About Whitney Houston

Monica and Brandy have broken their silence about the death of their idol and inspiration, Whitney Houston.

In footage that was widely circulated, Whitney Houston was shot crashing an E! interview with Monica, Brandy and Clive Davis, on Thursday, two days before he death. She appeared somewhat erratic.

And while Monica and Brandy grapple with the loss of Whitney, they’re also having to deal with promoting their new duet, “It All Belongs To Me.”

In remembering Whitney, Monica told E!,

“She told me, ‘I never met anybody that I saw myself in’…And the fact that I was signed and discovered singing ‘The Greatest Love of All,’ you know…it’s just been a rough week, overall. But I recognize that she and I both, outside of music, had a lot in common. And our love for God and our belief in Christ was one of those things and it’s kept me strong and kept me fighting for what it is she loved, and that is family first, music and the rest is second.”

Monica also described Whitney as a “jokester” and “hilarious.”

“The other day she came in, and her, mine and Brand’s song, and she walks up to me and she goes, ‘You killin’ that run at the end.’ You know she kept sayin’ it, and she was like, ‘And you know I know you stole that from me, right?'”

Brandy, who’s younger brother, Ray J, had been romantically linked to Whitney, fought back tears during the interview and said, “Yeah it was a surprise, it was great to see her…It’s just so unfortunate. Whitney meant everything to me—everything. She’s the reason that I sing.”

Whitney Houston’s Bizarre Behavior: She Did Handstands By Hotel Pool & Skipped Around Rehearsals

Whitney Houston demonstrated some seriously strange behavior just two days before she died.

At a rehearsal Thursday with Monica and Brandy, the Los Angeles Times says a “visibly bloated” Whitney was “disheveled in mismatched clothes and hair that was dripping wet with either sweat or water.” She also smelled of alcohol and cigarettes, reports the newspaper.

But it wasn’t just her appearance which raised eyebrows — it was her jaw-dropping behavior: Hotel security received calls that Whitney was doing handstands by the pool.

At rehearsals, she was “flailing her hands frenetically as she spoke to Brandy and Monica, skipping around the ballroom in a child-like fashion and wandering aimlessly about the lobby.”

Then, when Clive Davis was doing a TV interview with Brandy and Monica, Whitney was “dancing just off camera to make the singers and Davis laugh. Grammy personnel expressed concern that she’d be caught on camera, and that reporters would write about her behavior,” reports the Los Angeles Times.