The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson as hitman and his bodyguard, respectively, with Reynolds having to testify at the International Court of Justice, but they shoot a lot, swear a lot and cause a lot of violence. Ultimately, they must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
I was sold on this from the trailer, but I hope it maintains the hit-rate (pun not intended) of jokes, as films like this can go either way. Alas, director Patrick Hughes‘ previous effort was 2014’s terrible The Expendables 3, while screenwriter Tom O’Connor‘s (not that one) only other writing credit is 2012’s straight-to-DVD Bruce Willis bore, Fire With Fire.
Also stars: Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman, Kirsty Mitchell
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is released in the UK on August 18th, and I love the poster accompanying it, which apes the 1992 drama between Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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