Are you ready to have a new young starlet always love you? Warner Bros. thinks so, as the studio is moving forward with a remake of the 1992 Whitney Houston/Kevin Costner film The Bodyguard in which Whitney famously covered Dolly Parton‘s classic country tune “I Will Always Love You.”
According to Deadline.com, the project will be updated to transform Costner’s character into an Iraq War veteran protecting a new young singing diva whose life has been threatened by a stalker in the technology age of Twitter and TMZ.
The fine folks at HitFix.com have suggested a number of singers to see which of them could possibly replace the Queen of the Night — everyone from Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna to Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, who is hot off her big-screen debut in Burlesque.
While Glee‘s Lea Michele was included in their list — HitFix considers her talented but “more of a Disney character than a glamorous global superforce” — there are others from the Fox hit and beyond that could be better for the gig that immediately come to mind.
To say the actress has a global fan base is an understatement. Glee has put the singer-actress on the map and she’s already parlaying her success — and demand, I’m sure — into a film career with parts in Burlesque and more recently in I Am Number Four She’s extremely well poised and eloquent and is effectively handling the tidal wave of publicity that comes with Glee.
Part of what made Houston’s Rachel Marron a character worth rooting for was the vulnerability that rested underneath her massive ego evident in “I Have Nothing.” Sounds a lot like what Quinn has been through.
The more H-Mo takes center stage on Glee, the more anxious I am to see her in other starring roles outside of the series. Her comic timing is impeccable and her dancing is brilliant. The Britney Spears episode — and her rendition of Ke$ha‘s “Tic Tok” — showed us she has the singing chops, too. Imagine even more high production values in all the concert gigs Bodyguard‘s Rachel Marron had in the original and add in a dose of Morris’ deadpan gay sharks-like comedy.
The actress now known for being the leader of the Gallagher clan on Showtime’s dramedy Shameless could venture back to movies to combine acting with her love of music — she released her debut album, Inside Out as well as a Christmas EP the same year — that she first explored in 2004’s big-screen remake of The Phantom of the Opera. Could you see her?
Evan Rachel Wood
The True Blood vixen will show off her amazing voice next month in HBO’s eagerly awaited miniseries Mildred Pierce. The actress is also trained to sing classical opera in three different languages.
True, the Grey’s Anatomy star might be older than what Warner Bros. is looking for, but her talent is undeniable. She’s a Tony-winning Broadway veteran set to show off her golden voice to Grey’s Anatomy viewers in the medical drama’s March 31 musical episode. Sara, I’d “Run To You” in a heartbeat.
Who’s your Queen of the Night?