In talks to portray the singer in new film...
pritham bhatia
15:38 28th February 2012

Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson are currently being considered to play the late singer Whitney Houston in a big-screen adaptation of her life.

The pair are reportedly up against each other to play the 'I Will Always Love You' singer who tragically died earlier this month at the age of 48, reports the Daily Mail.

Clive Davis, the CEO of Whitney's record label, and close confidante to the late star, has given his blessing to the film, and fully backs its release. It is said that he wants filming to start as soon as possible.

It is reported that another American Idol contestant - Jordan Sparks, and Kill Bill actress - Vivica Fox, are also up for parts in the forthcoming biopic. Will Smith's daughter,  Willow Smith is being considered to play the young Whitney in the feature film.

A source claims that plans for the film were made before Houston's death, and that she was aware of it: 'Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead. It's hoped the biopic will be as successful as Tina Turner movie 'What's Love Got To Do With It'.'

Rihanna has had a recent backlash from fans over twitter when she revealed that her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who was arrested for assaulting the popstar in 2009, was to be featured on the remix of her new single 'Birthday Cake'.

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