Posted Monday, April 9, 2012, at 2:57 PM
Everyone knows the formula: tragic celebrity death plus time equals a Hollywood biopic, and TMZ is reporting that when it's eventually applied to Whitney Houston's story, her daughter Bobbi Kristina wants to play the lead.
Hearing rumors that Rihanna expressed a similar interest in portraying Houston, Bobbi apparently told her friends it should be her, since no one knew her mom better than she did. Houston died earlier this year at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Her body was found submerged in the bathtub.
Authenticity on the screen is important, but might that role be a little close to home? With reports that Bobbi has herself struggled with drugs, a performance might get a little too real.