The singer will play five stadium and arena shows as part of a massive world tour set to take place next year
Rihanna up for Bodyguard role
Whitney Houston in pictures
We take a look back at the life and career of the late, great Whitney Houston.
The singer is tipped for role made famous by Whitney Houston
Warner Bros are currently looking for a singer to star in a remake of 1992 film The Bodyguard , which starred the late Houston and Kevin Kostner .
Rihanna , Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus are all being considered for the part.
The film, which centres on a popstar being stalked by a secret admirer and her relationship with her bodyguard, was a huge hit at the time.
For the movie soundtrack, Houston famously sang a version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You ", which went to number one in the charts worldwide.
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