Musical version of Whitney Houston's 'The Bodyguard' to open in London later this year

A musical based on the 1992 flick will open at the Adelphi Theatre in November

Musical version of Whitney Houston's 'The Bodyguard' to open in London later this year

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A musical version of the 1992 film The Bodyguard, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, is to open in London's West End later this year.

The film, which tells the story of the relationship between a superstar singer and her bodyguard, took over $400 million during its run at the box office and its soundtrack, which featured Houston's single 'I Will Always Love You', has sold a staggering 42 million copies.

Grammy Award winning singer Heather Headley will play the part of Rachel Marron, the character originally portrayed by Houston in the film. The musical will open in November at London's Adelphi Theatre.

According to the Guardian, the project has been in development since last year, but its commercial prospects will have improved significantly after Houston passed away earlier this month.

The show is confirmed to feature 'I Will Always Love You' and is also set to include some of Houston's other big hits. American playwright Alex Dinelaris has written the show's book.

Whitney Houston was laid to rest at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey yesterday (February 18) in a lengthy ceremony attended by a number of her family and friends, along with a host of names from the entertainment world.

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