The Bodyguard Remake Screenwriter Matthew Lopez Reveals More Details About His Script

Lopez’s tackle ‘The Bodyguard’ will comply with an up-and-coming artist fairly than a longtime pop star.

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The early ’90s traditional The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, can be getting a remake from some of the prestigious playwrights within the leisure trade. Matthew Lopez lately sat down in an interview with Selection to speak about his historic Tony Award win for Finest Play, the best way Latiné (his most well-liked different to “Latinx”) individuals have been handled in Hollywood, and, in fact, The Bodyguard remake.

“I needed the protagonist to be Latina,” Lopez mentioned, when requested about how he approached the undertaking when Warner Bros. approached him a couple of remake. Surprisingly, they agreed. The story can be taking a distinct, modern-day tone in comparison with its supply materials. Within the unique film, Houston’s character performed a fictional model of her real-life self: a well-established music star in want of a bodyguard. Lopez’s twist, nevertheless, focuses on right now’s immediate gratification, social media world, and the way it can actually make somebody a celeb in a single day. In Lopez’s phrases:

“As an alternative of specializing in a longtime star just like the one Whitney Houston performed, that is a couple of younger Latina performer who has simply develop into well-known. It’s about how her life has modified as a result of she is an in a single day sensation. Within the twenty first century, which means she’s in quick want of safety.”

Lopez went on so as to add that “it was essential to me to make use of this chance to get Latin faces up on that display and to get their tales instructed in an enormous approach.”


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Lopez has been a long-time advocate for Latiné individuals, Latinx points within the leisure trade, and proportionate illustration of his individuals within the films and TV reveals that we love. He rightfully took problem with The New York Occasions failing to state definitively that he was the primary Latiné to win the Tony Award for Finest Play. To their credit score, they’ve since mounted the inaccurate headline. Above every little thing else, Lopez needs Hollywood and the final inhabitants to know that “the Latin Group is nineteen% of the inhabitants, and it shouldn’t be ignored.” More true phrases had been by no means spoken.

No casting or launch date info has been confirmed for The Bodyguard remake, so keep tuned to Collider for more information on this undertaking because it develops.

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