Because Hollywood refuses to leave classics alone, The Bodyguard remake is up next, almost three decades after its release.
Tony-nominated The Inheritance playwright Matthew López is attached to pen the remake for Warner Bros.
The 1992 blockbuster told the love story of R&B singer Rachel Marron and her bodyguard, Frank Farmer played by late Whitney Houson and Kevin Costner. And when it comes to casting, Variety states that nobody is attached in the two leading roles yet, but “combos from Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson to Channing Tatum and Cardi B have been floated.”
The film was Whitney Houston’s big screen debut and it went on to gross $411M.
The film wasn’t the only success, its soundtrack was equally as iconic, and is considered one of the bestselling movie soundtrack of all time, with several chart-topping original tracks form Houston. In 1994, the film’s soundtrack won a Grammy for Album of the Year. Two songs, “Run to You” and “I Have Nothing,” were nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards, with the movie’s signature song “I Will Always Love You” selling over eight million copies nationwide.
Lawrence Kasdan, of Kasdan Pictures, who was the writer-producer on the original movie, is producing the new film with Jonathan Eirich of production company, Rideback, and Dan Lin. Rideback’s Nick Reynolds will executive produce. Lin has been shepherding the project since 2011.
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