The big movie news today is once again about a remake, and this time, it's the 1992 romance The Bodyguard that's being redone. Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner star in the original as a pop star and the man hired to protect her, who of course fall in love along the way. This new version will update the story by making the leading man a former Iraq war veteran whose first job back is this bodyguard gig, while producers are seeking a young female singer to play opposite him. Since no one has been cast as the leads yet, I thought I'd play casting agent matchmaker and tell you who I'd love to see together.
One of the latest rumors surrounding Rihanna is that she and Channing Tatum are in talks to star together in a remake of The Bodyguard. Of course, Rihanna would take on Whitney Houston's role as the singing star and Tatum would play Kevin Costner's role, the bodyguard. The movie would apparently be a "young and sexy take" on the original film.
Can you picture this? Do you want to? Could Rihanna pull off this role?