Despite wide opposition for a film of the life of the late Whitney Houston to take
place so soon, it seems producers are currently on the search for a cast. Various online outlets are buzzing that actor Idris Elba is the main pick to play Bobby Brown, Houston's
ex-husband, because of Elba's impressive acting chops. This choice proves to be controversial, as some people feel he's too good looking and polished to portray Brown.
Producers are also supposedly looking at legends James Earl Jones and Diahann Carrol to play Houston’s parents John and Cissy Houston, and Halle Berry or Jennifer Hudson to play Houston herself.