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Thread started 02/29/12 5:36pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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Report : Willow Smith To Play Whitney Houston

Willow Smith TGJ Report : Willow Smith To Play Whitney Houston

Since her passing, numerous reports have done the rounds regarding a Whitney Houston biopic, the flick documenting her well publicized life.

With Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson and Vivica Fox all rumored to be contenders for the role as adult Whitney, this week saw reports of who was to play Whitney as a child emerge.

Reports which claim Willow Smith is to score the coveted role.

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Contact Music explains:

Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson are top on movie bosses’ list of names for the lead role, with Kill Bill actress Vivica Fox and American Idol singer Jordin Sparks also thought to be in with a chance.

As the movie is likely to span several decades of the singer’s life, Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith could be cast as Whitney during her childhood.

To be honest, I think the movie would fare better without a ‘famous girl’.

Because, as was the case with Selena, bio-pics are more effective when the leading roles are played by relatively unknown actors, allowing the story to be told without the hoo ha that comes when celebrities are asked to play their dead contemporaries.

We posit- that instead of Jennifer, Rihanna or Vivica playing Whitney, the role should go to someone along the lines of Sharon Leal to play adult Houston and a fresh face to play her as a child.

This way, her story can be just that – her story, as opposed to being an opportunity for industry big wigs to use the flick as a launching pad for their acts, one criticism ‘Lady Sings The Blues’ is belabored with to this day.

She would be perfect. She is beautiful slim & has Whitney's charisma. Plus she comes from a long line of famous talented Smith's......

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Reply #1 posted 02/29/12 5:58pm

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

She would be perfect.

I beg to differ.

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Reply #2 posted 02/29/12 6:02pm

SoulAlive

I thought Clive Davis just announced that this project has been cancelled hmmm

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Reply #3 posted 02/29/12 6:03pm

Timmy84

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Reply #4 posted 02/29/12 6:05pm

SoulAlive

smoothcriminal12 said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

She would be perfect.

I beg to differ.

I also beg to differ lol

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Reply #5 posted 02/29/12 6:08pm

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SoulAlive said:

I thought Clive Davis just announced that this project has been cancelled hmmm

Clive announced that "The Bodyguard" movie was a no go. Not the Whitney biopic that the beautiful Willow is being considered for, which he has nothing to do with.......

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Reply #6 posted 02/29/12 6:30pm

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

SoulAlive said:

I thought Clive Davis just announced that this project has been cancelled hmmm

Clive announced that "The Bodyguard" movie was a no go. Not the Whitney biopic that the beautiful Willow is being considered for, which he has nothing to do with.......

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Reply #7 posted 02/29/12 6:32pm

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This is absolutely ridiculous. disbelief And I DON'T BELIEVE a biopic is in the works either.

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
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Reply #8 posted 02/29/12 7:18pm

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Why won't these rumors die?

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Reply #9 posted 02/29/12 7:30pm

Harlepolis

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Yeah, thats a good reason.

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Reply #10 posted 02/29/12 7:39pm

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Harlepolis said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Yeah, thats a good reason.

lol

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Reply #11 posted 02/29/12 8:05pm

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SoulAlive said:

I thought Clive Davis just announced that this project has been cancelled hmmm

It should be..

Waaaayyy too soon disbelief

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Reply #12 posted 02/29/12 8:11pm

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RKJCNE said:

Why won't these rumors die?

Why wont that family?

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Reply #13 posted 02/29/12 8:30pm

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I really wish people will stop with the rumors. This is getting a bit ridiculous.

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Reply #14 posted 02/29/12 11:38pm

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Willow doesn't look like young Whitney.

And although Rihanna has tried, she doesn't look like adult Whitney either.

No one famous now could play the parts. And looking for unknowns will be difficult. Whitney had that rare type of near-perfection beauty. That will be very hard to match.

Plus, unless the plot is strictly about her career, this film will never happen anyway. At least not while Bobby Brown is still alive.

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Reply #15 posted 03/01/12 10:32am

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missfee said:

This is absolutely ridiculous. disbelief And I DON'T BELIEVE a biopic is in the works either.

agreed lol

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Reply #16 posted 03/01/12 10:36am

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WaterInYourBath said:

Willow doesn't look like young Whitney.

And although Rihanna has tried, she doesn't look like adult Whitney either.

No one famous now could play the parts. And looking for unknowns will be difficult. Whitney had that rare type of near-perfection beauty. That will be very hard to match.

Plus, unless the plot is strictly about her career, this film will never happen anyway. At least not while Bobby Brown is still alive.

Wouldn't it be something if the film does get made, Rhianna gets the lead role and is asked to actually sing all the songs herself???eek lol lol lol

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Reply #17 posted 03/01/12 10:38am

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kitbradley said:

WaterInYourBath said:

Willow doesn't look like young Whitney.

And although Rihanna has tried, she doesn't look like adult Whitney either.

No one famous now could play the parts. And looking for unknowns will be difficult. Whitney had that rare type of near-perfection beauty. That will be very hard to match.

Plus, unless the plot is strictly about her career, this film will never happen anyway. At least not while Bobby Brown is still alive.

Wouldn't it be something if the film does get made, Rhianna gets the lead role and is asked to actually sing all the songs herself???eek lol lol lol

brick for even thinking it"ll become a reality lol

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Reply #18 posted 03/01/12 3:14pm

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A movie? Already? Dang. Do folks really need to capitalize like that? Creepy.

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Reply #19 posted 03/01/12 3:44pm

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Harlepolis said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Yeah, thats a good reason.

LOL!!

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Reply #20 posted 03/01/12 3:45pm

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morningsong said:

A movie? Already? Dang. Do folks really need to capitalize like that? Creepy.

Seriously, let the fucking dust settle first!

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