This year commemorates the 30th anniversary of Houston's debut performance in the 1992 film 'The Bodyguard' and the film is set to release in selected theatres this November.
Whitney Houston's song I Will Always Love You broke charts and records like they were made of clay. Her influence and appeal in popular culture have made her an icon. Her debut film performance in the 1992 film The Bodyguard will be celebrated at the movie's 30th anniversary. It is a classic genre-blend with action and romance making its way across the American diaspora. The song sold 45 million copies worldwide and still remains one of the most iconic musical moments in history and will be for years to come. This year marks 30 years of both the song and the film, which is why the lead alongside Houston, Kevin Costner shares a wonderful poster showcasing the two of them, Good Housekeeping reported.
In November, 30 years after its first premiere, The Bodyguard will be returning to theaters. I couldn’t be more excited that we all get to re-experience this film and the magic that happened when Whitney stepped in front of the camera. https://t.co/uQSt24HTwX pic.twitter.com/YKw85NXp2q— Kevin Costner & MW (@modernwest) September 22, 2022
He wrote in the caption, "In November, 30 years after its first premiere, The Bodyguard will be returning to theaters. I couldn’t be more excited that we all get to re-experience this film and the magic that happened when Whitney stepped in front of the camera. I hope you’ll join us in celebrating this." The movie's return to theaters will celebrate Whitney Houston as well. The singer-actor passed away on February 11, 2012, from accidental drowning. She was just 48 years old at the time of her death, reported ABC 7 Chicago.
The film will be screened on Sunday, November 6, 2022, and November 9, 2022. Tickets are available on the official website. The synopsis on the website reads, "In her spectacular film debut, Whitney Houston plays Rachel Marron, a music/movie superstar at her peak. Fans want to see her. Hear her. Touch her. But one wants to kill her – and that’s where security expert Frank Farmer, played by Kevin Costner, comes in. Farmer is a professional who never lets his guard down. Rachel has always been in control of her glamorous life. Each expects to be in charge. What they don’t expect is to fall in love. Written by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Mick Jackson, The Bodyguard has it all: Suspense. Thrills. Romance. Peril. Passion. And the shining brilliance of two great stars. Following the film, this special event will conclude with a musical compilation celebrating the legacy of Whitney Houston."
People are extremely excited to see the film. One commented, "I saw this movie for the first time when I was 17. Two things forever changed my life. One, a huge Whitney fan. Two, I would never seriously date a man that couldn’t flat-out dominate a jackass with only a kitchen stool and a smirk. God bless you both!" While another mentioned, "I still watch Frank Farmer the professional bodyguard who falls for Whitney, it's a beautiful love story. Sometimes I love the ending, and sometimes I hate the ending depending on my mood" Many have posted memes and gifs from the movie showcasing their excitement.
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