Whitney Houston film 'The Bodyguard' returns to theaters

FILE - In this April 10, 2000 file photo, entertainer Whitney Houston strikes a pose during her performance at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles during taping of the '25 Years of #1 Hits: Arista Records' Anniversary Celebration.' Houston will be remembered on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2012,  at a funeral service at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., the same church where a Houston sang with the choir as a young girl. While she died last Saturday in tony Beverly Hills, Calif., amid a media and celebrity crush ahead of her mentor Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party, her funeral will be a chance to reclaim Whitney Houston the person, instead of the icon. (AP Photo/Mark J.Terrill, file)

FILE - In this April 10, 2000 file photo, entertainer Whitney Houston strikes a pose during her performance at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles during taping of the "25 Years of #1 Hits: Arista Records' Anniversary Celebration." Houston will be remembered on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2012, at a funeral service at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., the same church where a Houston sang with the choir as a young girl. While she died last Saturday in tony Beverly Hills, Calif., amid a media and celebrity crush ahead of her mentor Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party, her funeral will be a chance to reclaim Whitney Houston the person, instead of the icon. (AP Photo/Mark J.Terrill, file)

NCM Fathom and Warner Bros. present The Bodyguard - 20th Anniversary Event on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30PM (local time) in Select Movie Theaters Nationwide. ...

Rating: R

Length: 130 minutes

Released: March 28, 2012 Limited

Cast: Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite

Director: Mick Jackson

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan

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HOLLYWOOD—Just weeks after Whitney Houston’s death, “The Bodyguard,” the film in which she made her big screen debut, will return to theaters for a one-night only special screening on Wednesday, March 28.

Starring Kevin Costner and Houston, “The Bodyguard” became one of the most popular hits of 1992. Additionally, “The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack” album went on to become the No. 1 best-selling soundtrack of all time with nearly 12 million copies sold in the U.S., and the sixth best-selling album overall in the Nielsen SoundScan era. Featuring the hugely successful cover of “I Will Always Love You,” the album also launched four other hit singles for Houston: “I’m Every Woman,” “Queen of the Night,” and two Oscar nominated songs, “I Have Nothing” and “Run to You.”

Tickets for the 20th anniversary of “The Bodyguard” event are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvent.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Presented by NCM Fathom Events and Warner Home Video, the 20th anniversary of “The Bodyguard” event will be broadcast to more than 400 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

Directed by Mick Jackson, Costner stars as a former Secret Service Agent-turned-bodyguard who is hired to protect Houston’s character, a music star, from an unknown stalker. The bodyguard ruffles the singer’s feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. Eventually, the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home.

Warner Home Video will release “The Bodyguard” 20th anniversary edition on Blu-ray Tuesday, March 27. Special features include Houston’s well-known “I Will Always Love You” music video and “Memories of The Bodyguard,” a making-of documentary. Featuring director Mick Jackson, writer-producer Lawrence Kasdan, actors Houston and Costner and others, the cast and crew will discuss the story’s 17-year path to the screen, reworks of the script, how Jackson and Houston joined the production and more. Houston died Feb. 11 at age 48.

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