Danna Paola has beat out Selena Gomez for the starring role in the upcoming remake of "The Bodyguard." The young Mexican singer and actress will star in "Saving Sara Cruz", which will start filming later this year. The film is essentially a reinvention of the classic 90s romance film made famous by Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. This version will have some changes, as the protagonist will be a young latina pop singer who falls in love with the son of her bodyguard. 

Danna Paola will make her Hollywood debut in the upcoming film, who will be best known to fans in Latin America for her work as Elphaba in the Spanish-language version of the multi-award-winning Broadway musical "Wicked." The news has become particularly big after it was revealed that the Mexican actress beat out Selena Gomez, who also auditioned of the role and was widely considered the favorite to star in the film to be directed by Argentine Joaquin Cambre.

Danna Paola began her career in showbusiness age 4 when she auditioned and was accpeted onto the Mexican version of "Sesame Street." She then went on to feature in telenovelas and even released a studio album, "Mi Globo Azul" aged 6. She had her first starring role in "Maria Belen." When she won the role of Elphaba at the age of 18, she became the youngest person ever to take on the classic role and even received praise from writer Stephen Schwartz himself.