Arts • 14 Apr, 2017
WATCH: 'THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD' TRAILER
Samuel L Jackson & Ryan Reynolds Team Up in Action Comedy
Fresh from his role as the slightly delusional, retiring military man Preston Packard in KONG: Skull Island, Samuel L. Jackson (the man with the wallet that says "Bad M*ther F*cker on it), is back on familiar ground, playing the world's most wanted hitman. Cast alongside Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds (stay tuned for an update on that sequel) who plays the bodyguard, chaos ensues when he's contracted to protect Jackson's character, who's the star witness in a major international crime.
Dodging bullets and trading one-liners, we’re happy to see the man who had so many great things to say about his time in Vietnam, return to the big screen, especially in what looks to be a seriously fun flick. Directed by Australian Patrick Hughes, who we have it on good authority filmed a beer commercial in Hanoi and Sapa not that long ago, it’s one part cops and robbers, two parts bromance and what appears to be a heavy helping of movie in-jokes.
Check out the teaser-trailer and additional footage from the director’s time in Vietnam below:
Words by jonaspin