Whitney Houston Considers Starring In Civil War Film

With husband Bobby Brown spending the rest of this week in a Florida jail, singer Whitney Houston has announced plans to co-produce a new Civil War film which she may act in.

Houston will team with Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino's long-time producer and partner in their A Band Apart production house, to oversee a film about a female slave and an illegitimate white man whom the state of North Carolina classified as a slave, according to "Variety."

One of Houston's partners in her Brownhouse production company said that the singer, who last appeared on-screen in 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," had yet to decide whether or not to take a role in the picture, and was awaiting screenwriter Paris Qualles' final script before making a decision.

Up next for Houston is a planned starring role opposite Will Smith in the romantic-comedy "Anything for You," although Smith's growing film commitments may keep him from beginning work on the picture after he wraps work on "The

Wild, Wild West."