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Divas Wanted: Warner Brothers Remaking 'The Bodyguard'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 24, 2011 1:55 AM
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Warner Brothers announced their plans to remake the 1992 Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston film "The Bodyguard" and are reteaming with the writers of the Black List approved script, "Family Getaway," which they bought last fall. Deadline broke the news that writers Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer have been tapped to reboot the love story of the bodyguard and the diva, this time updating the material to reflect the distinctly 2000s brand of celebrity fandom and technology (TMZ, Twitter), and including Iraq combat experience for the bodyguard. Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote a number of '80s classics ("The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Big Chill") wrote the original 'Bodyguard' (actually his first screenplay) as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross in the '70s.

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