1. Whitney Houston Reportedly Lined Up for Bond Film – UPDATED

    By David Winter on 2001-03-21

    Yes, that’s right, Bond news keeps getting weirder and weirder. This report (below) comes from Reuters, however, they’re basing their report on Britain’s Tabloid, “The Sun”. So please keep that in mind and take it at face value.

    Personally, I (Blue Eyes) don’t believe that they’d cast Whiteney Houston in the role. But that’s just my opinion. Want to share yours? Then discuss this in the Bond 20 Forums here or at this thread where a discussion has already begun.

    LONDON (Reuters) – Pop diva Whitney Houston is being lined up to star in the next James Bond film, Britain’s top-selling Sun tabloid reported Wednesday.

    Houston has agreed in principle to appear alongside Pierce Brosnan, the latest incarnation of British secret agent 007, and is waiting for confirmation from movie bosses, the paper said.

    The singer, who appeared in the box office hit “The Bodyguard” with Kevin Costner, is set to follow in the footsteps of actresses such as Ursula Andress, Grace Jones and Denise Richards as a “Bond girl.”

    “The movie bosses think Whitney would make a fantastic Bond girl and are desperately working out a deal which will be acceptable,” the Sun quoted an unidentified source as saying.

    The final decision will rest with Dana Broccoli, widow of famous Bond film producer Albert Broccoli, who has the last word on everything to do with the 007 franchise, the tabloid said.

    It said the movie would be filmed later this year, but did not give its title.