The remake was greenlighted last week
Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown has said that the upcoming remake of bodyguard is a bad idea.
Following the news that a remake of the 1992 hit film starring the late singer was in the works courtesy of Warner Bros., Brown was asked for his opinion. tmz.
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While leaving LAX airport yesterday (September 19), Brown simply answered “yes” when the cameraman asked if he thought the upcoming remake was a bad idea.
Bobby Brown says remake of Whitney Houston’s ‘Bodyguard’ is a bad move. https://t.co/tYeYhON5K5
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 19, 2021
The new film is reportedly to be written by playwright Matthew Lopez—best known for his 2018 play Inheritance. This would mark the first screenplay for Lopez’s film, which had previously been written exclusively for the stage.
No official cast has been announced at the time of writing, however. Diversity has reported the involvement of Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote and co-produced the original film. Kasdan will be involved bodyguard The remake, joined by Dan Lin and Jonathan Erich, in a co-producer role. Nick Reynolds will also serve as executive producer of the remake.
bodyguard Whitney Houston starred opposite Kevin Costner in her acting debut—though the film was originally written with Steve McQueen and Diana Ross in mind.
The film became the second highest-grossing film of 1992, and the soundtrack won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, as well as Oscar nominations for Best Original Song for ‘I Have Nothing’ and ‘Run to You’ .
A biopic about Whitney Houston, who is helmed by her own estate, is reportedly scheduled for release in 2022. The role of the singer will be played by British actress Naomi Ackie.