Selection on Wednesday reported that the studio is creating a remake of the 1992 romantic drama, which additionally starred Kevin Costner. Matthew López, the Tony-nominated playwright of Broadway’s “The Inheritance,” has been tapped to put in writing the screenplay.
No casting has been introduced but. At this level, it’s unclear if the brand new model will function musical performances.
The unique “Bodyguard” follows actor and singer Rachel Marron (performed by Houston), who begins receiving dying threats from an unknown stalker. After a bomb explodes in Rachel’s dressing room, her supervisor seeks out former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer (Costner) to guard his shopper’s security.
At first, the straight-laced Frank has no persistence for Rachel’s diva antics. However the pair finally fall in love ― and their budding romance places each of their lives in peril.
Plans for a “Bodyguard” follow-up have apparently been within the works for a while. In 2012, Costner revealed that he’d obtained a script for a deliberate sequel within the mid-1990s that might have starred Princess Diana in her first appearing position.
Two years in the past, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth had been stated to be in talks to star in a brand new model ― till Thompson revealed that she’d began that rumor herself. And earlier this 12 months, Cardi B and Channing Tatum had been additionally linked to an analogous venture, however these reviews had been by no means confirmed.
That concept even received the approval of Lizzo herself.
Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, whose credit embody “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Again” and “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Misplaced Ark,” wrote the script for “The Bodyguard” in 1975 with Steve McQueen and Diana Ross in thoughts for the starring roles.
Directed by Mick Jackson, the 1992 model grew to become a box-office smash regardless of blended opinions. Not surprisingly, its secret weapon was Houston’s indelible vocal chops. The soundtrack featured her hits “I Have Nothing,” “I’m Each Girl” and, after all, “I Will At all times Love You,” and it’s the bestselling film album of all time.
Catch the trailer for 1992′s “The Bodyguard” under.
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