Due to the upcoming 30th anniversary of Whitney Houston’s iconic The Bodyguard, the film will be shown in theatres once more. Playing pop star Rachel Marron, Houston starred in a blockbuster film in 1992 about her coping with a stalker who sends her unsettling letters. Rachel’s predicament drives her to hire ex-secret service agent Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) as a bodyguard, but their relationship soon becomes fraught as the boundaries between their two roles begin to blur. In other words, fans will have to wait until either November 6 or November 9 to relive the action. Tickets for the special screenings are set to go on sale on September 28 at TheBodyguard30.com.
After the film’s concluding moments, audiences will be treated to a unique musical compilation honouring the legacy of late icon Houston, who died in 2012. According to Deadline, Trafalgar Releasing’s senior vice president of programming and content acquisitions, Kymberli Frueh, stated, “The Bodyguard’s tale and melodies are permanently carved on the hearts of cinema and music lovers all around the globe.” We’re excited to work with Warner Bros. to give fans a reason to celebrate for another year. Both critics and audiences seemed to enjoy the picture that Mick Jackson directed. In addition to spawning a soundtrack that would go on to become a best-seller in its own right, “I Will Always Love You” helped propel Whitney Houston to two Grammy wins for her powerhouse vocals. Just a few short months before the premiere of the highly anticipated Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody, the 30th anniversary of The Bodyguard is being celebrated.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actress Naomi Ackie will take centre stage as the six-time Grammy-winning “I’m Every Woman” hitmaker. Houston’s influence has grown even in the years past her death. More than 200 million recordings have been sold globally, giving a glimpse into her success. Her huge list of achievements includes the aforementioned six Grammys, a remarkable twenty-two American Music Awards (AMAs), sixteen Billboard Music Awards, two Emmy Awards and over 400 total career awards. She was also the most decorated female artist of all time until she was recently eclipsed by Beyoncé. Ackie will be joined by Stanley Tucci in the film as music producer Clive Davis, who was instrumental in Houston’s rise to fame in the ’80s.
Eventually, he would be recognised as a significant figure in the history of rock and roll and be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an inductee other than a musician. The project is directed by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) and written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) (The Theory of Everything). A blurb for the film, which is set to enter cinemas on December 21, claims to “take fans on an emotional, dynamic journey through Houston’s career and music.” On November 6 and November 9, The Bodyguard will have special one-time screenings in cinemas. In the meanwhile, the Whitney Houston biography I Wanna Dance with Somebody is set to premiere in theatres on December 21.