Lionsgate has released a restricted trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, an action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. Reynolds plays a protection agent hired to protect a notorious hitman who also happens to be his rival (Jackson). The trailer is set to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” to cement the playful, ironic tone.
Directed by Patrick Hughes, The Hitman’s Bodyguard also stars Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant. It will be in theaters on August 18th.
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.