The Bodyguard remake will star ‘young Latina’ in Whitney Houston’s role

Get ready for a new version of The Bodyguard.

The iconic 1992 movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner is being updated with a remake written by Matthew López, who became the first Latino playwright to win a Tony Award for Best Play, for his epic work The Inheritance, after Sunday's ceremony. López recently revealed that his new script for The Bodyguard will center on a “young Latina” character in the lead role.

“When Warner Bros. approached me about the idea, I quickly said I would but I wanted the protagonist to be Latina,” he said in an interview with Variety. “They agreed to that. There's been a lot of speculation about what I'd bring to the remake, and some people were assuming that there'd be a gay storyline to it.” (López is gay, and The Inheritance traces the lives of a group of gay men.)

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