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Whitney Houston’s ‘The Bodyguard’ slated for remake

Houston, we have now an issue.

The 1992 iconic blockbuster “The Bodyguard,” starring the late Whitney Houston, is slated for a remake, in accordance with Selection.

Matthew López, a Tony nominee for his play “The Inheritance,” which opened on Broadway in 2019, is engaged on a remake of the traditional movie for Warner Bros.

Lawrence Kasdan of Kasdan Footage, who was the writer-producer of the unique movie, and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback are producing the brand new movie. Rideback’s Nick Reynolds will govt produce.

“The Bodyguard,” which additionally starred Kevin Costner, 66, was an immediate hit when it debuted nearly 30 years in the past. The movie — a few bodyguard who falls in love with a diva singer he has been employed to guard — racked up over $400 million on the worldwide field workplace, spawning one of many best soundtracks of all time.

For her movie debut, Houston recorded a slew of hits for the soundtrack like “Run to You” and “I Have Nothing,” in addition to a remake of Dolly Parton’s “I Will All the time Love You.” In keeping with Billboard, Houston’s model of the 1974 traditional hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart the very subsequent week on Nov. 28, 1992, changing into the quickest rise to the highest by a lady on the time.

Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner embrace in the final scene from 1992's 'The Bodyguard.'
Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner embrace within the ultimate scene from 1992’s “The Bodyguard.”
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It had a great run, too. The monitor spent 14 weeks on the prime spot, in accordance with Billboard, which was “unprecedented” on the time, and bought over 3 million copies in 9 weeks, in accordance with Neilson Music, making it the yr’s top-selling single.

A remake of “The Bodyguard” has been rumored for years, with Hollywood A-listers from Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson to Channing Tatum and Cardi B thought of as contenders for the movie’s lead roles, in accordance with Selection.

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