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The Bodyguard: Remake


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<span style="font-size:10.5pt;">'The Bodyguard' is set to be remade.The 1992 hit movie - which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston and took $411 million at the worldwide box office - is being given a 2011 makeover by Warner Bros. and will be scripted by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer.

The original film told the tale of a Secret Service agent - played by Kevin - who was drafted to protect a singing diva (Whitney) whose life has been threatened by a stalker. He then falls for her but knows they can't have relationship because of his job and they part ways.

The new version is similar, including the love story, but the bodyguard is a former Iraq war veteran who is hired to protect the singing star, his first job since leaving the army. He discovers that the world of Twitter, Facebook and gossip websites has made access to celebrities easier than ever, making the job more difficult.

Although no stars have been signed to the project, producers are keen to get a young female singer with global appeal and give her the platform that 'The Bodyguard' gave for Whitney.

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And Rihanna doesn't want to be in it!</span>

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Don't forget the original treatment was created in hte 70s--I'm pretty sure Diana Ross and Steve McQueen, as well as at various times Babs and Paul Newman were attached.

Anyway, they say it's better to remake bad movies than good ones, so this could be... OK. But I don't expect much (ideally it'll at least be campy fun like the original).

^ Kimmy Blanco is a goddess. :P But I say Beyonce for this sure-to-be cheesefest.

Oddly, I've heard Rhianna's name tossed around.

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Rhianna turned it down, saying she doesnt want to do a musical. When she acts she wants to act, not sing. I kinda like her view on it to be honest.

I agree with whoever said its Beyonce or bust.

Im sick of seeing Beyonce play herself in movies. Id rather they go with soemone else

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Of all her movie roles The Bodyguard is the one that makes the most sense for Beyonce. She won't have to act, she will just have to sing. It makes more sense than sticking her in projects that require acting talent.

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Isn't Beyonce already attached to yet another remake of A Star Is Born? I can't see why she would want to do a remake of The Bodyguard after possibly doing that project.

They are remaking A Star Is Born?? Wow, this will be the third remake. It's a great story I guess, but how many times can they make the same movie?

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