'The Bodyguard' remake in the works; Story gets a modern twist

the-bodyguard-warner-bros.jpg "The Bodyguard" brought to life one of the most classic love songs ever, with Whitney Houston belting out "I Will Always Love You." So how does one top the Houston, Kevin Costner team from 1992's blockbuster?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer have signed on to script a remake for Warner Bros. to be produced by Dan Lin.

The story will be a fresh take, with Costner's role changing to feature a former Iraqi war vet protecting his client from cyber-stalkers in today's world of Twitter, Gawker Stalker and Google Maps.

It's too soon for potential actors to be announced, but who do you think could do Houston justice? After Lady Gaga's Grammy acceptance speech, could this be her first foray into film? We actually kind of like that idea.

We here at Zap2it have some ideas for our own dream cast: How about Ryan Phillipe meets Rihanna? Or Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana?

One staffer is even hoping for a Betty White, Zac Efron pairing -- "Bodyguard" meets "Harold and Maude," anybody?

Who would you cast in the new flick? 
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