What if…Steve McQueen and Diana Ross had starred in Bodyguard?

What if...Steve McQueen and Diana Ross had starred in Bodyguard?
Warner Bros/Editing: Emilien Guillon for Premiere
To write the screenplay for Bodyguard, Lawrence Kasdan had this duo in mind
Editing: Emilien Guillon for Premiere
It was the mid-1970s, but the actor's death in 1980 turned his plans upside down
Editing: Emilien Guillon for Premiere
Bodyguard finally came out in 1992 starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner
Warner Bros.
On her official poster, however, we do not see the face of the singer
Warner Bros.
This one was parodied in 2017 for the promo of the action comedy Hitman & Bodyguard, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds
Warner Bros/Metropolitan FilmExport
What if...Steve McQueen and Diana Ross had starred in Bodyguard?
To write the screenplay for Bodyguard, Lawrence Kasdan had this duo in mind
It was the mid-1970s, but the actor's death in 1980 turned his plans upside down
Bodyguard finally came out in 1992 starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner
On her official poster, however, we do not see the face of the singer
This one was parodied in 2017 for the promo of the action comedy Hitman & Bodyguard, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds

To write the screenplay for Bodyguard, Lawrence Kasdan had this duo in mind

It was the mid-1970s, but the actor’s death in 1980 turned his plans upside down

Bodyguard finally came out in 1992 starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner

On her official poster, however, we do not see the face of the singer

This one was parodied in 2017 for the promo of the action comedy Hitman & Bodyguard, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds

Before Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan had another duo in mind…

“And I will always love youuu…” This tune immediately evokes the romance between whitney houston and Kevin Costner ? It’s normal, Bodyguard is one of the actor’s great successes, and the singer’s biggest hit in the cinema. However, if everything had gone as planned, the film would have been worn by a completely different duo.

Whitney Houston biopic in the works

1975, The Empire Strikes Back has not yet been released in cinemas. Its screenwriter, Lawrence Kasdan, struggles to impose his first script, a love story between a diva (he imagines Diana Ross) and his bodyguard in Hollywood. However, he offers the main role to Steve McQueenwhich has just been a hit in The Infernal Tower (the film made more than $100 million at Fox for less than $15 in budget). The “King of Cool” is more popular than ever, and, surprise, he accepts, on the condition of shooting first The hunter. Unfortunately the project drags on, and McQueen dies prematurely, only three months after its release, in 1980. Unfortunately, his death puts Bodyguard in “standby” for more than a decade, Kasdan no longer managing to convince actors to succeed the star. When Kevin Costner became interested in it, in 1990, he was exhausted by the refusals and no longer intended to make it. It is therefore the actor-producer, in full glory thanks to Robin Hood, who will take the project in hand, choose Mick Jackson to direct it and especially Whitney Houston, who has no acting experience. Good pick: this diva role will suit her like a glove. When it was released at the end of 1992, Bodyguard is a cardboard. Since then, each TV broadcast has only confirmed its popularity. The film will also return tonight on TMC, followed by a documentary on the singer who died in 2012, at only 48 years old.

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