You da one! Rihanna honours Elizabeth Taylor with a printed top as she is shortlisted to play Whitney Houston in a biopic
Some of Hollywood's biggest female names are scrambling to win the movie role of one of pop music's biggest stars.
Just a few days after the funeral of Whitney Houston, it has emerged that Rihanna is among the shortlist of talent who are being considered for a biopic of the late legend.
The What's My Name singer may have been touted for the leading role but judging by today's pictures she has another famous star on her mind.
Star quality: Rihanna has been shortlisted to play Whitney Houston in a biopic of the legend
Riri, 24, left her London hotel this afternoon wearing a jumper with the face of the late Elizabeth Taylor on it.
The blonde haired star stepped out wearing the screen icon on her top and teamed the outfit with a pair of funky sunglasses and large gold necklace.
She also wore a long black dress which featured a small split which she wore with a pair of black and beige coloured heels.
An icon: Rihanna was wearing a jumper with a picture of Elizabeth Taylor on
Declined: Riri has previously stated that she wouldn't want to act as a singer
Whitney's record label boss and close friend Clive Davis is at the helm of the project and he reportedly wants to get a script finalised as soon as possible so filming can begin.
Rihanna, is in the running for the lead role as is Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson, 30.
Actress Vivica Fox, 47, and American Idol singer Jordin Sparks, 22, are also being considered for the movie and Will Smith's 11-year-old daughter Willow is thought to be portraying the actress as a child.
Although movie executives are hoping Riri will sign up for the film, the Talk That Talk singer already turned down the chance to remake Houston's The Bodyguard last year.
Legend: Whitney will be immortalised on screen
She told OK! magazine: '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.'
The superstar's life story had been discussed before her death and the I Will Always Love You singer was excited about the project.
A source told the People newspaper: 'Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead.
'It's hoped the biopic will be as successful as Tina Turner movie What's Love Got To Do With It, which landed two Oscar nominations for Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne who played Tina and Ike Turner.'
Whitney, who was found dead in a bath in the Beverly Hilton, is said to have claimed that she was beaten up by the devil during drug binges.
Her former sister-in-law, Tina Brown, told the Daily Star Sunday: 'She was always convinced that demons were out to get her when she was high.'
Tina, who is the sister of Bobby Brown, added: 'On one occasion she told me she was staring at the face of the devil himself… but it was her reflection.'
Dazed and confused: Whitney leaves a pre-Grammy party just a few days before she was found dead in a hotel
She claimed that Whitney's legs were black and blue from self harming when high but she believed that Satan was responsible for the wounds.
Tina, who has served time in jail for drug possession, also claimed that Houston would call drug dealers to her home to prolong parties.
She told the newspaper: 'She’d cut open a cigar, take the tobacco out, put in marijuana and the whole piece of crack and puff away.'
Marital music: Bobby Brown and Whitney perform together in back in 2003