By Florence Akintola
An American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, Warner Bros. Entertainment is reportedly set to produce a reimaging of the late American singer and actress, Whitney Houston’s iconic 1992 romantic thriller, ‘The Bodyguard’.
The new production already has the Tony-nominated playwright of ‘The Inheritance,’ Matthew López, listed as its writer.
American director, screenwriter and producer, Lawrence Kasdan, of Kasdan Pictures, who wrote and produced the original film, has been confirmed as the producer of the new film, alongside an American film producer, Dan Lin, and a popular Hollywood producer, famous for his role in the movie, ‘Aladdin,’ Jonathan Eirich.
The production will be executively produced by an American folk musician and recording artist, Nick Reynolds.
The film’s cast is, however, yet to be unveiled.
English singer,songwriter and the co-writer of the song,’Blame It on the Boogie,’ Mick Jackson, who directed the original movie,gave Houston her acting debut in the movie. The movie grossed over $400 million.
Houston starred alongside American actor and filmmaker, Kevin Costner in the movie. The movie was about a successful singer, who hires a ruthless bodyguard following threats to her life.
The movie’s soundtrack which includes Houston’s classic, ‘I Will Always Love You,’ topped several music charts.