According to Kevin Costner, there were putative plans for a sequel to The Bodyguard that saw his character get a new detail, looking after Princess Diana, as played by Princess Diana. Sounds like a tall tale, but stranger things happen in Hollywood every day.
And it seems like there's some lasting appeal to the idea of a Diana bodyguard story, as producer Stephen Evans has started talking about his plans to turn Ken Wharfe's book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, an account of his time looking after the Princess, into a feature film.
The story originates at The Sunday Mirror who have the following quotes from Evans:
We are dealing with about 11 years of her life from after she had Harry, when he's aged about two, and it's partly from the point of view of her protection bodyguard.
The emphasis of this really is authenticity and to discover what she went through.
Unless you are a Diana freak, quite a lot of it will be unknown to the audience. The movie's not saying she is unbelievably wonderful or she's a pain in the neck, the audience can make their own view.
And, particularly about the casting:
It's a slightly closed book until we get her.
So where does the newspaper get their comments on casting from? It's possible Evans gave them something "off the record," possible they heard from another source, and, as always, possible they just took a shot in the dark. But here's what they say:
Actresses rumoured to portray Diana include Charlize Theron, 36, and Carey Mulligan, 26, with Ewan McGregor, 40, lined up to play Wharfe.
Sounds like guess work to me, but we'll see.
Wharfe seems like an interesting character, eschewing all of the usual conspiracy jabber but still quite clear that the intelligence services were monitoring every move that Diana made, even when she thought she was in private. And I suppose he sort of looks like Ewan McGregor:
Well, a bit more than Carey Mulligan and Charlize Theron look like the Princess.