A remake of The Bodyguard is officially underway. The popular 1992 romantic thriller — which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner — will be reimagined by Matthew López, the Tony-nominated playwright of The Inheritance, Variety reported on Wednesday (Sept. 15).
Lawrence Kasdan of Kasdan Pictures and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback are set to produce the film. Reynolds will also serve as the project’s executive producer. Lin has been slated to work on the movie as far back as 2011. Kasdan served as both writer and producer on the 1992 version of The Bodyguard, though he’s only returning as a producer for the remake.
When The Bodyguard released in 1992, it became a box-office hit, grossing $411 million in ticket sales. The corresponding soundtrack is hailed as one of the best film soundtracks of all time, with the album selling more than 12.1 million copies and spawning several Billboard Hot 100 hit songs, including three top fives: “I’m Every Woman,” “I Have Nothing” and the smash No. 1 hit “I Will Always Love You.”
The remake of The Bodyguard is still in its early stages of development, which means that there aren’t any official casting for roles in the film. In light of the news, Twitter has gone wild with theories for which musicians would reprise Houston’s role in the film — Doja Cat, Camila Cabello, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Adele are all names that users want in the lead role, though Variety reports that Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Channing Tatum and Cardi B have been suggested for the film.