Waiting To Exhale Sequel Moves Forward Without Whitney Houston / by

As many of you may know, I first reported that Whitney Houston was set to reprise her role in the film franchise of "Waiting To Exhale". Now, word has it that the production company will move forward with the movie without Houston.

There's no word on his her character will be replaced, written off or re-worked some how. The film is in pre-production meaning that nothing has yet to be filmed. So the world will not get a glimpse of Whitney reprising her role. Check out the article below as well as fellow actresses Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine's thoughts on the singers untimely passing.

Fox will proceed with plans to bring 'Getting To Happy,' a sequel to Waiting to Exhale, to theaters.

Based on Terry McMillan's follow up to 'Exhale,' the movie is currently in pre-production and will move ahead according to Elizabeth Gabler of Fox 2000.

"It's almost in her honour that we think to soldier on," Gabler told the Vulture. "I don't think she would want it to [stop] production."

According to Gabler, Forest Whitaker, who directed the original film, had been in talks with Houston, updating her on the film's progress.

"He'd been the one who was speaking with her, updating [Houston] on its progress," said Gabler, after admitting they have not considered anyone, as of yet, to play Savannah, Houston's character in the original.

Released in 1995, Waiting Exhale was a box office blockbuster, taking in over $81 million worldwide.

Houston will be seen in Sparkle, due in theaters August 17.

Whitney Houston shared a special bond with Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine, two of her costars in the 1995 smash Waiting to Exhale.
As news of Houston's February 11 death spread, the star's family, friends and fans began to share their fondest memories of the six-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Emmy Award winner.

"I am so thankful to have been enveloped by the warmth of Whitney's great talents. They were undeniable and vast," Bassett, 53, tells MTV News in a statement. "Whatever her burdens, she has at last laid them down and picked up instead a crown. For truly, she was and will ever be for us -- who were so captivated by her strengths -- unparalleled."

Devine, 62, worked with Houston on Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher's Wife and TV's Boston Public.
"I am overwhelmed. I cannot wrap my mind around this. . . When we spoke last she had just finished Sparkle and she told me how excited she was to start production on Waiting to Exhale 2 with Angela, Lela [Rochon] and myself," Devine said. "My prayers go out to her family and I am so honored for the time I spent working with her . . .I love you, Whitney, and I will miss your easy laugh." SOURCE 1  SOURCE 2

 I'm not outraged, but just wondering why proceed with the movie? How will can that even be done with Whitey's character being a main one? I'm 100% positive that the character will not be replaced because that will spark outrage! Maybe they will write her off, giving her a proper script departure. Maybe they can say they lost their friend, because it would be true. If it we're up to me, I'd scrap the project out of respect for Whitney.