Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson simply do not get along in the new red-band trailer for their upcoming movie “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” This trailer does not hold back on strong language, so please note that it is NSFW.
In the movie, Ryan Reynolds plays the world’s top bodyguard. Reynolds is tasked with protecting Samuel L. Jackson’s character, a hitman who must testify at the International Court of Justice — but Jackson doesn’t make it easy for Reynolds to guard him. As the two are forced to work together to make it to the trial in time, they must survive bullets, assassins, Gary Oldman and even each other.
What if Deadpool and “Pulp Fiction’s” Jules starred in a no-holds barred buddy-action movie? That’s the question “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” seeks to answer. Featuring a light and comedic tone, the trailer showcases the two men already at hilarious odds before the action even starts.
Directed by Patrick Hughes off a script by Tim O’Connor, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek and Elodie Yung and arrives in theaters on August 18.