Rihanna to star in Bodyguard movie
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 March 2009
Rihanna is in talks to star in a "young and sexy" remake of hit 90s movie 'The Bodyguard'
Rihanna is to star in a remake of 'The Bodyguard'.
The 21-year-old pop star - whose boyfriend Chris Brown has been charged with felony assault and making criminal threats following his alleged assault on her - has reportedly been looking at various scripts in New York, including a remake of the hit 90s film which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Before the situation with Chris, Rihanna was getting a lot of scripts. She has been wanting to do movies for a while now."
If the film goes ahead, Rihanna's character will be a "young and sexy take" on the popstar previously played by Whitney.
The Barbados-born beauty will star alongside 'GI Joe' actor Channing Tatum who will play her on-screen love interest.
Rihanna is also believed to be considering working on a 'Charlie's Angels' sequel and a film project with Justin Timberlake.
The 'Umbrella' singer is currently easing herself back into work following Chris' arrest.
Meanwhile, Rihanna has been spotted enjoying herself with friends following the alleged attack.
On Friday night (13.03.09) Rihanna joined mentor Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles for dinner at New York restaurant Spotted Pig. The following evening (14.03.09) she relaxed with friends at eatery Da Silvano.
A source said: "Rihanna was dining with five friends and a security guard. It was a bit odd - she was wearing sunglasses inside at 11pm - like that was going to stop people from noticing her! But you know, she really looked good. She seemed happy - like she's finally healing."