Way back in 2009, the New York Daily News reported that singer Rihanna would supposedly be starring in a remake of the Whitney Houston/Kevin Costner film, ‘The Bodyguard‘, which had a hugely popular soundtrack that included Houston hits like “I Will Always Love You”, “I Have Nothing” and “I’m Every Woman”.
A supposed insider also reported that the remake would be a “young and sexy take” on the film and that Chan’s name had also been thrown into the hat to take on Costner’s role.
It was a fun idea but was also a COMPLETELY false rumor that both Chan and Rihanna’s camps denied.
Fast forward to 2011 and Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Warner Brothers is going to remake the 1992 blockbuster hit about a Secret Service agent drafted to protect a singer who’s being hunted by a stalker. In the updated story, the agent will now be an Iraq war veteran who gets the bodyguard job shortly after leaving the service. Deadline reports…
“He discovers that the world of Twitter, Google Maps and TMZ has made access to celebrities easier than ever, making the job more difficult than ever. The goal is to take a young female singer with global appeal and give her the platform that The Bodyguard did Houston.”
No casting announcements have been made and no one has been cast in the lead roles as far as we know, but everyone from Gather.com to People.com have already decided that Chan and Rihanna would be an “intriguing” pairing in the remake.
As far as singers go, I’m kind of liking Perez Hilton’s suggestion of Katerina Graham from “Vampire Diaries“. I think the actress/singer really could pull this off and could have a great chemistry with Chan. This may also be a good role for Leona Lewis or Jennifer Hudson.
More importantly, I want you guys to put on your casting caps. I would love to hear what you think about Chan playing the Frank Farmer role in the remake. You can quickly vote in the poll below and leave a comment on this post to suggest which actress should play in the Rachel Marron role…
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