Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds will be teaming up again for the sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
As reported by Variety, Lionsgate will be moving forward with a sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and which will not only bring back the actors but actress Salma Hayek as well. The script is being written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy and directed by Patrick Hughes.
Here’s what we know about the sequel:
“The sequel follows bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) enlisted by Jackson and Hayek’s characters to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast. Production is expected to start in March.”
The Hitman’s Bodyguard made more than $176 million on a $30 million budget. Reynolds and Jackson are still in the news, thanks to Deadpool 2 and upcoming Captain Marvel respectively, which gives Lionsgate more than a reason to go ahead with a sequel.
The film ended with Darius Kincaid (played by Jackson) breaking out of prison in London, to sneak away and meet his wife Sonia (Hayek) in Honduras, at the bar where they first met.
According to the report:
“Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon are producing for Millennium Media and Campbell Grobman Films. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger of Millennium and Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell of Campbell Grobman are executives producers. Joe Drake, Jason Constantine and Eda Kowan from Lionsgate negotiated the domestic deal for the film with Lerner and Greenstein from Millennium.”
Directed by Patrick Hughes, The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Élodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant.
The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. 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 journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is now available on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD.