Channing Tatum for Bodyguard role?

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Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker star in the 2010 action-comedy that is "Red". After he's threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses (Willis) reassembles his old crew to go after their longtime assailants. The movie's title (RED) stands for "Retired Extremely Dangerous".

March 11th, 2011

Channing Tatum would love to work on 'The Bodyguard' remake.

The update of the 1992 hit movie - which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston - is rumoured to have Rihanna in the lead role and while Channing has not yet been approached he would love to work with the singer although he is worried he would not be as good as Kevin Costner.

He told Fearne Cotton on her BBC Radio 1 show: "I wouldn't not do that but I don't know. Rihanna's hot - I would definitely guard that body but I don't know anything about it. I'm not sure about making a remake of 'The Bodyguard'. How could I ever top Kevin Costner?"

The original film told the tale of a Secret Service agent - played by Kevin - who was drafted to protect a singing diva (Whitney) whose life has been threatened by a stalker. He then falls for her but knows they can't have relationship because of his job and they part ways.

The new version is similar, including the love story, but the bodyguard is a former Iraq war veteran who is hired to protect the singing star, his first job since leaving the army. He discovers that the world of Twitter, Facebook and gossip websites has made access to celebrities easier than ever, making the job more difficult.