Who Should Play Whitney Houston? Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson & Jordin Sparks Reportedly In Talks (POLL)

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Whitney's Grammy Tribute
Jennifer Hudson honors Whitney Houston at the 2012 Grammys.
The legendary Whitney Houston may be laid to rest, but her legacy lives on.

As reported by the London Daily Mail, a biopic chronicling the “I Will Always Love You” singer is in the works by her longtime mentor Clive Davis. Houston’s impact on music and film dates back to her work in The Body Guard and The Preacher’s Wife –so a project of this magnitude was inevitable.

The important question here is: Who should take on the role of Whitney? Here’s what we’ve heard…

Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson – who won an Oscar for her moving performance in Dreamgirls – and Jordin Sparks are a few names that have been thrown into the ring. Take our poll above, and let us know in the comments who you would cast in the role.


While the “We Found Love” singer has no acting experience to date, Rihanna will be releasing her first acting project and board game-inspired flick Battleship this summer. She will be donning camouflage to play a weapons officer alongside True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard and model Brooklyn Decker. 

American Idol alum Sparks isn’t new to the acting scene, as she’s appeared on Broadway’s “In the Heights” and in the upcoming Sparkle remake alongside Whitney herself. The film is expected to be released this August.

Another name that has been tossed around to play Whitney is Kill Bill and Independence Day actress Vivica A. Fox, 47. She has been nominated for countless acting honors and nabbed a few accolades  -including the 1997 MTV Movie Awards’ ‘Best Kiss’ with Will Smith in Independence Day.

Is there someone else you had in mind to play Whitney? Let us know in the comments!