By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 13, 2012 at 11:00AM
Soooo... as we saw after Michael Jackson died, there was an immediate rush to capitalize on the man's death, with song and film. I'm FULLY expecting a similar thing to happen with Whitney Houston throughout this year, going into next year.
Of most curiosity to me is the biopic that has long been rumored to be in the works, which Clive Davis is supposedly producing, with a number of actresses names supposedly attached to play Whitney in the film, and others who've only said that they'd love to play her if a film were ever made about her life.
Most recently, in an interview about 2 weeks ago, before Houston's death, Brandy said that it would be her dream role to play Whitney, stating:
My dream role is to play Whitney Houston. Of course she would have to sing all the songs . . . but I would Love to play Ms. Whitney. I have her entire personality down pat, her isms down pat. Like no offence ladies, there's a lot of talented ladies out there but nobody can play Whitney Houston like me.
Ok. If you say so.
Before Brandy, there was Lark Voorhies who was said to have bee tapped to play the title role back in 2009; even Vivica Fox was once rumored years before that, in her *younger* days.
So, with Whitney's death, might there suddenly be some renewed interest in getting the film done, and done relatively quickly to capitalize on her passing?
I won't be surprised. I'm just waiting for the announcement to break.
Who will be cast to play her? I dunno... I'm actually not a big fan of biopics. I'd actually prefer a multi-part comprehensive documentary from birth to death that really reveals the person. Or maybe instead pic some specific significant moment in her life (whether it's one important day, week, month, year, or a couple of years) and structure a film around that.
We'll see if anything does happen.
But who would you choose to play Whitney in a film about her life?