The latest dubious Rihanna news to hit the Internets revolves around the beat up singer acting in a revival of the 1992 movie The Bodyguard. RiRi will reprise the part of Whitney Houston‘s character (duh), while Channing Tatum will suit up as the Kevin Costner title role.
If you think this sounds a little saucier than the Houston/Costner pairing of yesteryear than you are absolutely right, dear reader.
According to The New York Daily News, RiRi and Channing will up the “young and sexy” quotient, while this finally fulfills Rihanna’s dream of becoming a bona fide film star.
“Before the situation with Chris, Ri was getting a lot of scripts. She’s been wanting to do movies for a while now,” some insider told the paper, adding she had plans to star in a Justin Timberlake movie and make an appearance in a Charlie’s Angels sequel.
We guess we’re OK with this. Why not. But if this is the first step in a chain reaction of a Rihanna/Whitney morphing we’re going to cry into our vintage Umbrella copies when she starts dating Ray J and uses the words “crack” and “whack” in the same sentence.
Gallery Info: Rihanna performing, hanging in New York City and Channing Tatum posing for Vanity Fair.