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Whitney Houston’s ‘The Bodyguard’ is getting a remake

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The devil works hard but Hollywood works harder! After the events at the 2021 Met gala this week, it really does feel like chaos in the celebrity-sphere these days, and no one is slowing down, with the audacious news that Hollywood has plans to “reimagine” the 1992 romantic drama The Bodyguard. 

For those who somehow aren't familiar, Whitney Houston's gift of a cover of I Will Always Love You was born from the film, as one one of the most iconic film sountracks of all time. Houston starred alongside Kevin Costner as the lead love interest, where her career skyrocketed and she was solidified as one of the most unforgettable vocalists of an era.

Now, according to an announcement made by Varietya reboot is on the cards, and the speculations of the lead cast are quite something, with whispers of options like Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, or Channing Tatum and Cardi B. We love you, Cardi, but a switcheroo in the form of Thompson and Tatum would simply be unmatched - unless of course Zoe Kravitz replaced Thompson.

Anyhow, Matthew López, the Tony-nominated playwright of The Inheritance, will reportedly be penning the script. López is also working on a remake of the iconic black and white film, Some Like It Hot and a film adaptation of the novel Leading Men, chronicling the relationship between playwright Tennessee Williams and his partner Frank Merlo. Lawrence Kasdan of Kasdan Pictures, and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback are producing the new film. Rideback’s Nick Reynolds will executive produce. Kasdan was the writer-producer of the original.

The only question that remains, is who the hell is going to live up to Houston's vocal capacity? Likely, no one. But we'll be interested to see what they try regardless!

Until then, we'll be awaiting any updates to come.

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