Whitney Houston and Miles Davis Biopics in the Works

Published March 10, 2011

Looks like 2011 might be the year biopics get started. Last week, we asked where the Lena Horne movie is, but there are others in the works.

First, there is the Whitney Houston biopic, which is supposedly being produced by Clive Davis. Last month, Meagan Good expressed interested in playing Whitney. Two other names have swirled around over the past couple of weeks: Lark Vorhees and Vivica Fox. While both are talented, I don't see either one as Whitney. I could see Nicole Beharie, Regina King, Kerry Washington or Wendy Raquel Robinson from The Game.

Miles Davis' biopic is a long time down the road, but Herbie Hancock has already been chosen to do the score. The only real name floating around is Don Cheadle, which seems like a perfect match. Other actors that could fit the bill are Chiwetel Ejiofor or Samuel L. Jackson. Davis was a legendary jazz musician, but he also had demons—he had an addiction to heroin and was known to be physically abusive. It would take a true talent to tackle such an iconic and complex person.

 

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Written by Clay Cane

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