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Whitney movie comes to West End

A stage version of the 1992 Whitney Houston hit movie The Bodyguard will open in the West End later this year.

American actress Heather Hadley will make her West End debut playing Rachel Marron, the superstar who hires a bodyguard to protect her from an unknown stalker.

Whitney Houston made her movie debut in The Bodyguard Credit: Reuters

Ms Hadley has won Tony and Grammy awards and played Nala in the Lion King on Broadway. The Bodyguard opens at the Adelphi in November.

Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Houston have all been touted to play Whitney in a forthcoming biopic. The singer died in February.