Whitney Houston fans were sent into an uproar last week when Warner Bros. took to press to announce they were moving forward with an official remake of the late diva’s breakout film, ‘The Bodyguard’ (1992).
One of the highest grossing films of all-time (with over $400 million collected at the box office), the movie’s popularity is only matched by that of its GRAMMY-winning companion album – which is listed as the best-selling soundtrack of all time.
Despite widespread disapproval of the reboot, including jeers from Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown (as we reported here), the search for its lead characters is on and a number of actresses are already vying for the lead role.
Surprisingly, among the interested is ‘American Idol’ alum Jordin Sparks.
As seen in the photo above, our friends at PopCrave recently took to Twitter to poll users about who they think could fill the shoes of Houston’s ‘Bodyguard’ character “Rachel Marron.”
Sparks – who starred opposite Whitney in the Pop icon’s last movie ‘Sparkle’ – entered the chat to indicate she’d like to be in the running for the role.
“I would like to put my name in the hat,” she said alongside a praying hands emoji.
At writing, the position is still up for grabs so we could very well see Jordin showing off her acting prowess in the film’s reboot.
Until we find out for sure, look below to hear the 31-year-old show off her vocal chops by performing the ‘Bodyguard’ soundtrack’s biggest hit – ‘I Will Always Love You.’
No! Jordan does not have the magic required !!!
Jennifer Hudson? Again… lol
Why f******* up there?
She has no vocal range
Can you imagine?! What a joke.
Can you imagine how upset the production company of Cinderella must be seeing as the reviews were terrible, the soundtrack tanked, and it’s being panned on social media? What a disaster
B I t c h, Camila will still releasing her 3rd album💅🏿 Where’s flopmami’s debut? I feel embarrassed for you.
Camicky aka Cuumilla aka FLOPmilla embarrassed herself with a huge flop single and panned movie that everyone is still making fun of on Twitter LOL she needs to be blackballed for terrible vocals and racism
Lizzo?! Fûcking Lizzo! Lawd I can’t. This whole thing is a MESS!
If the movie is somewhat good, Beyonce should do it. Rachel is supposed to be an established legend. Beyonce did great in Cadillac Records so it could be a good look.
Beyonce is the obvious choice no no no…not Beyonce
Bye Jason’s ex💅🏿 She might had a strong start in 07 but no one remembers yo irreverent ass today 🤳🏻
“No Air” is still keeping Jordin’s bank account nice and fluffy. You remain bothered and broke.
She ain’t getting a dime from no air unless someone is offering her to perform💅🏿 She didn’t write nor produced the song. Nice try, Ashy h o e 🤳🏻
Battlefield is still my jam!
The movie is about Kevin Costner. He is The bodyguard
. And Bobby brown need to shut up he was very abusive to her. We was going to let him slide so shut the f** up
Mary j Blige should be considered.
Not HORIAH it would be a flop
Are Normanly fans seriously putting her name forward? I’ve come across some deluded fanbases, but this really is a new low. They’ll be suggesting she sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl next.
Ariana or miley with a man of color
She doesn’t have what it takes. She’ll be unable to hold the audiences attention.
Whitney was 28-years-old when she filmed The Bodyguard. She had only released THREE albums prior to the film’s release in 1992. It was only a seven year span between her debut album in 1985 and the film.
It’s going to be Ariana Grande, or another mainstream pop star who actually sings.
ISSA no…especially if i were to base it on THIS PERFORMANCE