It all started when the late singer's manager Clive Davis was rumored to be trying to kick-start a biopic. Davis is reportedly eager to begin filming just as soon as he gets the pesky business about a script out of the way. And the frontrunner to play the lead role is none other than Rihanna!

Other actresses rumored to be waiting in the wings include 47-year-old Vivica A. Fox and 22-year-old Jordin Sparks, with Will Smith's 11-year-old daughter Willow to play a "young Whitney." But still, Rihanna? Even the actress herself can't believe the rumors, and has summed up her feelings about it on Twitter (via Daily Mail):
I hate it when singers do singing movies all the time, because you can never look at them as anybody else. I want to play a character. My whole life is playing Rihanna; being a singer won't be a stretch for me.
Wow, she sounds a little cocky. Maybe she should get Chris Brown to jump on board, we all know he'd make a really convincing Bobby Brown...