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By Jocelyn Vena
Anyone hoping that Rihanna would channel Whitney Houston in a big screen biopic about the late icon’s life should put that hope on the shelf--permanently. Despite a report that Rihanna was being considered to play the singer in a film version of her life, Gossip Cop confirms that it’s not happening. The site reports that the rumored Clive Davis-produced film is not happening and Ri (along with Jennifer Hudson, Vivica A. Fox, Jordin Sparks and Willow Smith who were all rumored to play the star, at various points in her life) will not play the singer.
“There is no truth to this. Clive is not putting together a biopic,” Davis’ rep said.
In other Houston movie news, despite another report that her last film, “Sparkle,” will hit theaters early, Gossip Cop confirms that that rumor is also not true. The film, which also stars Sparks, is still slated to hit in August. TMZ had reported that the film could potentially get an early release date “partly due to fears that people will leak Whitney’s scenes and music… spoiling the flick for everyone.”
But a Sony rep is quick to note, “There is zero truth to this story.”