The Dream List: 14 Actors Who Could Play Whitney Houston And Bobby Brown

June 2, 2014  |  
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By now we know you’ve heard about the new Whitney Houston movie in the works on Lifetime and we’re sure, like us, you’re wracking your brain on who could play our beloved Whitney. Actresses and singers such as Rihanna, Tika Sumpter and even Paul Patton have been thrown into the mix of possible Whitneys! However, it isn’t just Whitney that needs to be cast, but also Bobby! Check out a list of actors who might could maybe play both — emphasis on might and maybe.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson would play in excellent Whitney Houston if you asked us! Not only is she can amazing singer but she is also an excellent actress.

Meagan Goode

Prior to Whitney’s death, she and Meagan reportedly discussed Goode playing her in a movie. We’re not sure too about this pick. Thoughts?

Angela Bassett

Although she is attached to this film as a director, we would LOVEEEEE to see Ms. Bassett play Ms. Houston. The two were very good friends and Bassett would kill the role.

Tika Sumpter

Ms. Sumpter seems like a perfect fit for the younger version of Whitney. She could give some of these other chicks a run for their money.


Brandy would also be an excellent candidate for the younger version of Whitney, who was her icon and very close to her brother, Ray J.

Lark Voorhies

Would anyone like to see Lark Voorhies play the role of Ms. Houston? Rumors have been swirling that she is up for the role.


In an interview with MTV Rihanna stated she would give her life to play Whitney in a movie. Hmmm.

Viola Davis

Viola, Viola, Viola! She can do no wrong in our books. We’re not sure about her singing skills but she obviously would do an amazing job acting.

Derek Luke

Now for Mr. Brown. Derek Luke is one of our favorite picks for the role of Bobby.

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Chadwick Boseman

He’s already killed it as Jackie Robinson and James Brown, why not Bobby?

Anthony Mackie

Anthony is quickly becoming a go-to actor in Hollywood. His roster includes an excellent portrayal of Tupac and a legendary superhero. We would love to see Anthony channel his inner bad boy side and play Bobby.

Eddie Griffin

Griffin would play an excellent older Bobby Brown. He could pull off the perfect amount of crazy and funny for the role.

Idris Elba

Oh Idris! Who wouldn’t love to see Mr. Elba for 90-plus minutes on the big screen tackling such a tumultuous character?

Bokeem Woodbine

When it comes to playing Bobby, Woodbine is the closest to perfection if you ask us. He has just the right amount of bad boy appeal to kill this role!

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