Whitney Houston’s first film was the 1992 blockbuster “The Bodyguard”. The role of Rachel Marron is set to be taken on by a new singer in a stage version.
Deborah Cox is set to go on a national tour of “The Bodyguard: The Musical,” Houston’s version of the Grammy Award-winning hit “I Will Always Love You,” along with other songs from the movie’s soundtrack.
Whitney Houston died in 2012.
Deborah Cox is a Canadian R&B singer, songwriter, and actress. She is often cited as Canada’s top R&B artist. Her 1998 hit “Nobody Supposed to Be Here” held the record for longest-running number one single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, holding the record for almost eight years.
Deborah Cox, 42, wears a navy blue, trumpet evening gown made by costume designer Tim Hatley. The exclusive look of her was released in People magazine.
It’s perfect for her role as pop singer Rachel Marron, who — in the film — hires Frank Farmer, a Secret Service agent, after she receives death threats.
The award-winning musical, which first premiered in London back in 2012, will be headed to the United States in 2016. The musical will hit 20 cities in the U.S., starting Nov. 25 at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.