‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’: Ryan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson Drive Each Other Crazy in New Red Band Trailer

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Lionsgate has dropped a fun new red band trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the upcoming action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.

The film tells the story of a top bodyguard (Reynolds) who’s called upon to protect a hitman (Jackson) that he’s clashed with for years. They are forced to put their differences aside to take down a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman).

We could be in for a good bit of non-PC fun if this new trailer is any indication. Reynolds and Jackson look to bounce off each other well, the action looks pretty slick and there’s a wild, confident tone. Fingers crossed.

Aussie director Patrick Hughes (Red Hill, The Expendables 3) directs from a screenplay by Fire with Fire scribe Tom O’Connor.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, also starring Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, and Richard E. Grant, will open in the US on

Synopsis for The Hitman’s Bodyguard:

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.