Meagan Good's One Wish for Christmas: To Play Whitney Houston in Biopic

Meagan Good's One Wish for Christmas: To Play Whitney Houston in Biopic

Clive Davis is said to be shepherding the project, which Tyler Perry has apparently expressed interest in directing

Almost as soon as Whitney Houston died in February 2012, the blogosphere erupted with stories that pondered who could play the famed singer in a biopic, which is considered Hollywood's highest post-mortem tribute.

Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Vivica A. Fox and Houston's “Sparkle” co-star Jordin Sparks were immediately rumored for the so-called “short-list,” but now another name has emerged and it's a pretty “good” choice.

Veteran actress Meagan Good, who currently stars opposite Will Ferrell in “Anchorman 2,” recently told the LA Times that not only is a Whitney Houston biopic her “dream project,” but she had been discussing a potential film with the singer before her tragic death.

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Houston's close friend, record impresario Clive Davis is said to be shepherding the project, which is not officially in development at any major studio, though Tyler Perry has apparently expressed interest in directing should it ever become real.

Houston experienced incredible highs and tragic lows during her rollercoaster of a life, which would be ripe for cinematic tribute a la the Tina Turner movie “What's Love Got to Do With It?” Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne earned Oscar nominations for that film, and a larger-than-life personality such as Whitney's would present an incredible dramatic opportunity for an African-American actress.

Good is a respected performer who has displayed solid chops in Malcolm D. Lee's comedy “Roll Bounce,” Salim Akil's wedding comedy “Jumping the Broom” and on Showtime's ”Californication.” This past year, she  also starred in NBC's short-lived drama “Deception,” opposite Victor Garber and Tate Donovan.

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We'll keep you posted should anything develop further, but for now, try to imagine Good as Houston. If there's someone else you'd like to see play the late singer, let us know in the comments section below.

  • unish nephatallie

    to me Meagan good grace Jones and Angelina joelee ,tyra banks, Madonna,kerry Washington,Donna Karen,, are the most beautiful people in hollywood and few foreign actors , and supermodels ,female ,

  • Jim

    Ricky Lawson, the drummer who performed on the recording of “I Will Always Love You” from “The Bodyguard” just died. His obit is on this website.

  • zina

    Paula Patton or Kelly Rowland (If she can act)

  • Mimi

    Gabrielle Union or Kerri Washington can pull of the part can't see Megan or Jennifer H in this part at all.

  • ChristinaSaidIt

    Megan Good and Gabrielle Union do NOT fit the bill. And Jennifer Hudson needs to go back to the Jenny Craig or whatever she is on! Joy Bryant is the closest physically similar to Whitney Houston and can play all phases of Whitney Houston life! I'm sorry but I am beyond tired of seeing the same people in movies. Drew Sidora would be a close runner up! People get real, Megan Good is looking for something to jump start her career from the slow death… that's why she's trying sooo hard for attention!