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Pop legend Whitney Houston‘s mother Cissy is releasing a memoir about her daughter. Before it even hits shelves, movie producers are searching for the right actors to play the people around her in a biopic. When it comes to casting who will embody the role of Bobby Brown, Idris Elba is first on the list.

Producers are hoping to get Idris Elba to play Bobby Brown in the upcoming biopic of Whitney Houston’s life because of his acting ability. While producers decide whether they want Elba or Anthony Mackie, who played Tupac in ‘Notorious’, to play Bobby Brown, producers are looking at Jennifer Hudson and Halle Berry to battle it out for the role of Whitney Houston.

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Though producers want an actress to play all of the people in the biopic, Bobbi Kristina wants to play herself. If producers have it their way, that won’t be the case. A shortlist of actresses up for the role of Bobbi Kristina haven’t been released. As for the pivotal roles of Whitney Houston’s parents John and Cissy Houston, legendary actors James Earl Jones and Diahann Carrol are being courted.

Who do you think will be cast for the roles of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown? What do you think about Idris Elba and possibly Halle Berry playing the couple with a turbulent relationship? is it too soon for a Whitney Houston biopic?



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