Musical Version of THE BODYGUARD in the Works
According to Whatsonstage.com, producer David Ian has acquired the rights to a musical adaptation of the 1992 film, 'THe Bodyguard.' Ian, who recaently produced West End's FLASHDANCE, is aiming for a West End run in 2012. The musical will most likely featurethe iconic "I Will Aways Love You" along with other songs from Whitney Houston's repitoire.
The Bodyguard is a 1992 American romantic-thriller film starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. In the film, Costner stars as a former Secret Service Agent turned bodyguard who is hired to protect Houston's character, a music star, from an unknown stalker. Lawrence Kasdan wrote the film in the 1970's, originally as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross. It was directed by Mick Jackson.
The film marked Houston's first acting role, and the film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single, "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. The album makes her the only female act ranked in the list of the world's Top 10 best-selling albums; at number four. Houston continued to star in feature films and contributed to soundtracks including Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher's Wife (1996).
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