Welp, looks like the media jumped to a few conclusions. Despite reports earlier this week that Clive Davis, Whitney Houston’s mentor, was heading up a film about her life, a rep for Davis said no such project is in the works.
“There is no truth to this. Clive is not putting together a biopic,” a spokesperson for the mogul said Wednesday.
This temporarily lays to rest the debate over who should play the singer in a film version of her life, but with a story as juicy as Houston’s, I’m almost certain a film will happen one day.
At the moment, Sony seems to be focused on getting Houston’s last film, Sparkle, to the big screen. Although it’s scheduled to be released later in the summer, according to reports, the studio is working to push up the release date to May.
Recently, Debra Chase, co-producer of the remake and frequent Houston producing partner, spoke to BET about working with Houston on Sparkle.
“People are going to be amazed in the most positive ways about Whitney’s performance, she was on a whole other level,” she said. ”She loved every minute of making this movie. Whitney was pure joy [on film.]”