Monday, October 01, 2012

Casting Talk for Whitney Houston's Bio-Pic


A Whitney Houston bio-pic based on Cissy Houston's upcoming memoir is being cast and producers want Idris Elba to play Bobby Brown...

Jennifer Hudson and Halle Berry's names are being batted around for the starring role, Anthony Mackey and Idris Elba are being mentioned for the role of Bobby Brown and sources say Bobbi Kristina wants to play herself.

Dianne Carroll and James Earl Jones are on the wish list to play Whitney's parents John and Cissy.

Insiders claim the film won't sugar coat Whitney's drug use or her tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

ummmmmm...just no

Anonymous said...

fuck no. this man is too sexy

Anonymous said...

i think it's best to use unknown folks for these kinds of movies...because none of these folks are a good fit in my opinion, including Bobbi K as herself.

Anonymous said...

Why can't Bobby star as himself?
This bio pic should be made gir TV....like Lifetime or something.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to see Whitney being portrayed negatively. They should start it off as a young Whitney singing in church and cut it off around the time she did the Bodyguard.

Anonymous said...

Dianne Carrol (true diva) ...bring her to the big screen! It's all about money tho....and Cissy needs it smh

Anonymous said...

Brandi L. Davis from The Wire should play Whitney! She is a great actress, a huge fan and looks a lot like Whitney. She has been wanting to play Whitney in a film for years, long before her untimely death. If you're gonna go with a relative unknown, she should definitely be on the short list!

Anonymous said...

Ummm NO! Do not let this good man taint his image...because Laurence Fishbourne ain never lived down playing Ike Turner...matter fact HE IZ IKE TURNER...lol!

#NTheFleSH!

Anonymous said...

oh HELL fn NO!! how you gonna have a fly FINE man like him play a ugly gap toothed gremlin, beer belly bobby brown? smdh!!!!

Anonymous said...

good choice

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of unknowns to star in the movie. None of the wish list actors put me in mind of Whitney. I’m so tired of Evil C trying to make JHud the “new Whitney.” JHud will never come close to Whitney, and no amount of sacrifices or satanic rituals will change that. I definitely wouldn’t go see the movie if she is in it. Angela Bassett would be more believable than Halle. How weird would it be to see fake actors and the real daughter in the movie? Bobby Kris needs to have a seat somewhere. The girl has no acting or singing skills what so ever. I feel like Whitney didn’t want a biopic when she was alive so it didn’t happen. Now everyone wants to make money off her death. It ‘s a shame. God rest your soul Whitney.

Anonymous said...

Idris to play Bobby Brown?
Fine ass Idris?
My future baby daddy, Idris?

Hell NO!

They need to go find Rollo or LaMont off Sanford & Son to play Bobby B.

Better yet, they should ask Shabba Ranks if he's not busy.

Anonymous said...

This women hasn't been dead a year, and already a bio-pic is in the works?! Everyone needs to have seats, from Cissy approving this mess to Bobbi K. wanting to play herself....

AnRnBThug said...

Casting FAIL....Hahahahaha
They can't be serious

Anonymous said...

Bobby needs to play himself.

Anonymous said...

WHAT!! This must be some early april fools joke. Idris as bobbie, why the hell would he shoot his career in the foot like that? Maybe one of the baboons at the LA zoo is free? Where is this alleged movie going to air...hsn, twc? I am going back to bed, my head hurts!!

Tracy said...

Who Should Play Whitney Houston in Biopic?
Jennifer Hudson....

Who Should Play Bobby Brown in Biopic?
Derek Luke from Antwone Fisher & Notorious should to play Bobby.

RIP Whitney!

Anonymous said...

i love anthony mackie and would jack off to him just showing up, but no. get bobbi kris brown to play bobby brown. no one really wants to see this.

Anonymous said...

No no no not Idris! He is too good looking for this role. To the poster that mentioned Fishbroune as Ike Turner, he hit that nail in the right spot. I swear I thought he WAS Ike in that movie. Lol.

*Cee

ThatBKChick said...

RATCHEDNESS......I'LL PASS...FOREVER!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I go to see the movie just to see Idris, but might pass all together if Jennifer OR Halle was Whitney. Those are true casting fails! Jennifer go be Aretha.

Anonymous said...

@12:04

BOL!....I think Laurence went into another zone with that one...I don't even think the real Ike Turner was that bad of a muthafukka #AtAll

#EmbellishmentIzEverything

Anonymous said...

I am still not sure who should play Boddy but it is definitley not Idris. Mya from "Girlfriends" would make a good Whitney.

Anonymous said...

Leon Robinson or Mekhi phifer should play bobby! idris is not grimy enough!

Anonymous said...

@1141 yes to Derek Luke aka Antoine Fisher!

Anonymous said...

And the survey says...............NO!!!!! Idris is too damn PHINE and TALENTED to play BB. Stick with the D-List actors to fill this role.

NubianGoddez/ Auset Ra Amunet said...

Oh sweet Goddess!!! Idris Elba is one fine ass Nubian God!! *fans self* oh lawd my hands are shaking I don't know if its the damn mcdonalds coffee that I'm sure they lace with crack, or just looking at this fine ass brotha and his accent *swoons* Bobby back in his "every little step I take" was a fine ass mofo before crack, liquor, random p*ssy and being with Whitney and their crazy ass crack life took its toll on this man, so I could see Idris fine ass playing him, oh lawd!!!

jrzsfnst609 said...

lol@ 11:17 Oh No Not Rollo

Anonymous said...

@10:40AM I cosign with you 100%.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the jokes write themselves

Anonymous said...

meki is a great choice your right on that but brandi l davis im trying to see where she looks like whitney. i think the woman from the game should play her

Anonymous said...

Ummm... who's your source for this? I don't see this anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

Please not Halle she cant act. J Hud I love her but she still isn't skinny enough they need a real casting director to come in. Sissy must be looking for a check.

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Anonymous said...

Ray J should play Bobby Brown. He is known enough to bring in a certain group and he knew Whitney and knows Bobby.

Quiana said...

Lord have mercy they need to stop this mess.

Anonymous said...

good choice for B.B.

Anonymous said...

Idris? WTF? to play Bobby Brown, NOT!

They better ask old stank ass looking GUCCI Mane.

And "Ezal" from the movie Friday can play the pre-cracked out Bobby.

Anonymous said...

I just looked through several pages of black actresses on google & NOBODY that I saw would make a good Whitney. It will have to be an unknown actress because nobody out right now is a good match imo. If Idris does take the role he will nail it because he is one hell of an actor. I do however think Mekhi is a better choice because he is a little more rough around the edges like Bobby.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Hudson isnt pretty enough to play Whitney. No shade....

Anonymous said...

i think that cee loo green should play bobby brown
they should just let whitney rest in peace and enjoy her music legacy. i hate to see the tragic side of our african american superstars. oh yeah what happened to the movie sparkle it just came and went to dvd and maybe bet centric aspire tvone own it will be on in the next year on one of these stations smdh

Anonymous said...

Bobby Brown is NOT handsome so why would they get this FINE brotha to play him? Hollywood is just plain stupid. Holly Berry is pretty, she's not a good fit play Whitney.

Anonymous said...

Mackey is a better fit to play the notorious Bobby Brown. However, neither Halle or Jennifer should play the great Ms. Houston in this proposed biopic. The person that should be considered is the very talented Heather Headley. Ms. Headley has both the acting and singing talents to play Whitney in a very convincing manner. Ms. Headley has won both a Grammy and a Tony for her versatile and exceptional talents.

Anonymous said...

By the way, Ms. Heather Headley is playing the female lead of the stage version of "The Bodyguard". Heather has both the singing and acting chops to play Whitney in this Bio-pic.

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