“The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife.”
As first impressions go, this trailer may be one of my favourites this year so far. Putting Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds together in a film is a stroke of genius and the pair seemingly play these characters to their strengths. Jackson angrily yelling “motherfucker” every chance he can, and Reynolds playing the sarcastic asshole just trying to do the right thing. It may be characteristics we’ve seen them both portray in many films before, but putting them both together in one film looks like a recipe for utter hilarity.
Joining Reynolds and Jackson are Gary Oldman, who is playing an “Eastern European dictator who is out for blood” and Salma Hayek, who will be Jackson’s wife who is apparently as “equally notorious” as her husband. This all sounds like a side splittingly funny film and I’m very excited to see Oldman’s villain, who I’m expecting to be very outlandish and funny if the protagonists are anything to go by.
‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ is hitting UK cinemas 18th August 2017