, a story about a pop diva being stalked who falls in love with her bodyguard, was originally played by the legendary Whitney Houston
. The 1992 flick delivered one of the greatest soundtracks of all time and was a massive success, garnering $410 million worldwide and winning two Oscars. So, of course Hollywood wants to recapture the cash. Rumor of The Bodyguard
remake has been buzzing in Hollywood for the past year -- Rihanna
's name was tossed around.
UK paper, The Independent
, is reporting The Bodyguard
is set to be remade with Miley Cyrus
as Whitney's character and Hugh Jackman
) as the bodyguard, "Miley Cyrus, face of box-office phenomenon Hannah Montana The Movie, is to star in a remake of the overblown Whitney Houston vehicle The Bodyguard.
Now, I'm not one to hate on someone's grind -- but what kind of tomfoolery is this? Miley as Whitney? That's like casting Britney Spears
as Kizzy in a remake of Roots
! Cyrus is clearly a box office draw, but couldn't they have grabbed someone else for the flick? I could deal with Jennifer Hudson
or even Christina Aguilera
. How about not touching the movie at all? It's not even 20 years old! Hollywood is running out of story lines quickly -- where is an online petition when you need one?
Would you like to see Miley Cyrus in a remake of The Bodyguard?