Tony-nominated The Inheritance playwright Matthew López is writing the remake of Warner Bros. 1992 blockbuster The Bodyguard. That pic starred Kevin Costner and the late Whitney Houston grossing over $400M WW.
The new movie is reportedly inspired by the 1992 romantic drama which followed a former Secret Service agent, played by Costner, who takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President’s.
Lawrence Kasdan of Kasdan Pictures, and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback are producing. Rideback’s Nick Reynolds will serve as EP. Lin has been shepherding the project since 2011.
Variety first reported the news.