March 15th, 2011
09:50 AM ET
Channing Tatum is shooting down rumors that he'll team up with Rihanna for the upcoming remake of "The Bodyguard." In fact, up until recently, the actor wasn't even aware that his name was attached to the project.
“No, really?" Tatum replied when a BBC Radio 1 interviewer asked him about the casting reports last week. "I wouldn’t not do that, but I don’t know. I mean, Rihanna is hot — I would definitely guard that body — but I’m not sure about doing 'The Bodyguard.'"
As Marquee previously reported, the remake of the 1992 Kevin Costner-Whitney Houston drama about a Secret Service Agent protecting a singer is being given a more modern twist. This time, it's an Iraq war vet keeping the diva out of danger, and thanks to technology like Twitter, Google Maps and TMZ, that won't be easy.
Which stars would you like to see in the revamped version of "The Bodyguard"?
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