An action-packed trailer for the upcoming buddy comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard has been released – and it’s a real hoot. Directed by Patrick Hughes (of The Expendables 3 and Red Hill fame), the film stars Ryan Reynolds as the world’s top protection agent, whose newest client happens to be a notorious hitman played by Samuel L Jackson.
The pair find themselves thrown together for an eventful 24 hours, during which time they experience explosive car chases, fiery shoot-outs, a merciless dictator (Gary Oldman) and a whole lot of creative expletives.
The film’s tongue-in-cheek poster (see below) salutes the Whitney Houston/Kevin Costner action-drama-musical, and Houston’s ‘I will Always Love You’ provides a comic accompaniment to this trailer.
With a stellar cast that includes Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell and Richard E Grant, we’re looking forward to the film’s arrival in UK cinemas on 18 August.
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Published 11 May 2017
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