“The Bodyguard” Movie Is The Subject Of A Hollywood Remake
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (Reuters) – “The Bodyguard”, the 1992 film that launched the late Whitney Houston’s acting career and featured her most famous song, is rebooting.
Hollywood film studio Warner Bros. said on Wednesday that a reinvention of the romantic thriller was in development with a screenplay written by American playwright Matthew Lopez.
Lopez is the playwright behind âThe Inheritance,â a two-part drama about gay men in New York City a generation after the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, which opened on Broadway in 2019.
No details on the cast, plot, or a potential release date have been given, but Warner Bros. has stated that Lawrence Kasdan, the writer and producer of the 1992 film, will co-produce the new version.
Houston made her film debut in “The Bodyguard”, as a singer protected from an unknown stalker by a former Secret Service agent played by Kevin Costner.
Although it was criticized by critics at the time, it became the second-biggest box office movie in the world in 1992, and Houston’s interpretation of Dolly Parton’s ballad “I’ll Always Love You.” has become a classic.
Houston drowned in a Beverly Hills hotel tub in 2012 after a long history of drug addiction. She was 48 years old.
âThe Bodyguardâ would join a Hollywood film series to get a reboot. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper starred in a remake of “A Star is Born” in 2018, and new versions of the sci-fi classic “Dune” and the musical “West Side Story” are expected to be released later this year.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; edited by Diane Craft
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