Davis’ Rep Dismisses Houston Biopic Reports

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February 28, 2012 | 8:41pm EST

A representative for music mogul Clive Davis has shot down reports he has shortlisted Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna to portray late superstar Whitney Houston in a rumored biopic.
Davis, who discovered the soul singer and mentored her throughout her career, was allegedly planning to make Houston’s life the subject of a new big screen film following her tragic death earlier this month.

A Daily Mail report on Monday stated Davis “wants to get a script finalized as soon as possible so filming can begin”, with Rihanna and Hudson – who paid tribute to Houston at the Grammy Awards – were “in the running for the lead role”.

But the rumors have proved to be completely false.

A spokesperson for Davis tells GossipCop.com, “There is no truth to this. Clive is not putting together a biopic.”