Pop singer to star in Turkish version of ‘The Bodyguard’
DHA photoBelgian-Turkish pop singer Hadise has been cast to play the lead role in an upcoming movie project that has been revealed to be a Turkish version of the 1992 hit movie "The Bodyguard."
The Turkish name of the movie was not revealed by the production company, but it was claimed Hadise suggested that the film be called "Aşk Kaç Beden Giyer?" (What Size Does Love Wear?) after her latest album. The company turned down Hadise's offer, according to daily Akşam.
Hadise is set to play the pop star haunted by a stalker, leading her to seek the additional protection of a personal bodyguard. An actor to reprise the role of the bodyguard has not yet been determined.
Late diva Whitney Houston and actor Kevin Costner starred in the original movie, which became a box office hit at the time of its release. The song "I will always love you," from the film's soundtrack, performed by Houston, also became an incredibly popular hit. The song dominated the U.S. "Billboard hot 100 chart" for 14 consecutive weeks in 1992.
Turkish TV producers also made a domestic version of "The Bodyguard" in a soap opera format back in 2007. The series, conveniently titled "The Bodyguard," starred Turkish actor Tamer Karadağlı and singer Seda Sayan but was canceled in 2008 after eight episodes were aired.