Hollywood Is Remaking Whitney Houston's 1992 Drama 'The Bodyguard'

9/21/2021 10:15:00 PM

Hollywood Is Remaking Whitney Houston's 1992 Drama 'The Bodyguard'

The Bodyguardremake has yet to solidify its cast, though pairings such as “Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson” and “Channing Tatum and Cardi B” have reportedly been floated through the years to follow in Costner and Houston's footsteps.There is some reason to be hopeful, however: The remake is getting a script treatment from Matthew López, the Tony-nominated playwright of

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The Inheritance, a show that earned him both the Olivier Award and Drama Desk Award, among others. He's also working on a remake of the Marilyn Monroe-ledSome Like It Hotand a film adaptation of the novelLeading Men, chronicling the relationship between playwright Tennessee Williams and his partner Frank Merlo. Clearly, López is not shy about picking high-profile projects, though finding a capable singer for a soundtrack like

The Bodyguardis especially eyebrow-raising. Perhaps the casting director might pull a lead or two from the Great White Way? It seems unlikely many modern divas could live up to the magnetic power of Houston—and, in particular, her voice—but then again, how will they know until they try? headtopics.com

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