Monday, March 16, 2009

RUMOR CONTROL: The Truth About Channing Tatum and the 'Bodyguard' Remake with Rihanna

RUMOR CONTROL: The Truth About Channing Tatum and the 'Bodyguard' Remake with Rihanna

If you've read pretty much any entertainment news site today, then you've probably heard about the rumor that Channing Tatum may be starring with singer Rihanna in a remake of 1992's romantic drama 'The Bodyguard'. I have spoken with Chan's people and can unequivocally debunk the rumor.

Here's how it all started...

The New York Daily News reported this morning that singer Rihanna made a trip to New York this past weekend to have some meetings about a couple of potential projects. In addition to a possible role in the next 'Charlie's Angels' sequel, Rihanna would supposedly be starring in a remake of the Whitney Houston/Kevin Costner film, 'The Bodyguard', which had a hugely popular soundtrack that included Houston hits like "I Will Always Love You", "I Have Nothing" and "I'm Every Woman".

The article said that Rihanna would be taking on Whitney’s role in the updated version, which an insider says would be a “young and sexy take” on the film, and that Chan's name had also been thrown into the hat to take on Costner’s role.

Here's the truth...

I was a huge fan of both the film and the soundtrack back in the day, so it would have been cool to see Chan in this remake, but alas, that's not in the cards. For the record, the official word from Chan's (and Rihanna's) camp is that this report is not true at all, so you can file this one squarely in the RUMOR pile.

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