Kevin Costner pays tribute to Whitney Houston for the film’s 30th anniversary

whitney houston was already a star before his film debut in The bodyguard, but the film made her a global icon. Almost 30 years have passed since the film’s release. To celebrate, the film will be re-released in select theaters nationwide. Kevin Costner, a lifelong friend and fan of Houston, couldn’t be happier about it.

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Kevin Costner paid tribute ahead of the film’s theatrical re-release for its 30th anniversary

Fans old and new can head to theaters on Sunday, November 6 and then Wednesday, November 9, to see the classic on the big screen in commemoration of the 30th anniversary. “That of the bodyguards the story and the songs are indelibly etched in the hearts of film and music fans everywhere,” said Kymberli Frueh, senior vice president of programming and content acquisitions for Trafalgar Releasing in a statement, by Deadline. “We are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. to bring this anniversary celebration to fans.”

Tickets for the special screenings went on sale Wednesday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Fans can still purchase available tickets at TheBodyguard30.com.

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Costner took to Instagram to share his excitement about the re-release. “In November, 30 years after its first premiere, The bodyguard will return to theaters. I couldn’t be more excited that we can all relive that movie and the magic that happened when Whitney stepped in front of the camera. I hope you will join us in celebrating this film and its legacy,” he wrote.

The film spent 10 weeks in the Top 10, eventually grossing over $400 million worldwide. It became the seventh-highest-grossing film of 1992 in the United States and Canada, and the second-highest-grossing film of the year worldwide.

Whitney Houston almost didn’t take the role

Costner always believed Houston would be the perfect fit for the role, but the “I’m your baby tonightThe singer wasn’t so certain. “I learned that he wanted me to do this movie and he didn’t want anyone else to do it but me,” Houston revealed in a interview. “It intrigued me. [I thought to myself] “Why can’t anyone else make this movie?”

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He refused to do the project without her and even delayed filming several times to accommodate his busy touring schedule. “We postponed the movie for a year to wait for Whitney,” Costner revealed. There “I want to dance with someone“The singer was worth the wait. “There’s an exotic quality to Whitney, there’s this thing to her, and guys are in love with her,” he added.

There’s a Broadway adaptation of the iconic film

A Broadway musical adaptation of The bodyguard debuted in the UK in 2012. Playbill reports that Pussycat dolls alum Melody Thornton will star as Rachel Marron in the upcoming UK and Ireland tour, which kicks off at the Glasgow King’s Theater on January 28, 2023. She previously played the character Houston on the tour of six months of the musical in China. Singer Deborah Cox also starred in the UK and US tours at different times. Its last race dates back to 2020.

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