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Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas Join Hitman's Bodyguard Sequel

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard has targeted two new cast members. Legendary actors Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas have enlisted for the sequel to 2017's The Hitman's Bodyguard.

The duo will join Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Solider), who boarded the project earlier this month as an Interpol agent who recruits Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) and Sonia (Salma Hayek) to help stop a cyber attack. Details surrounding Freeman and Banderas' characters are currently under-wraps.

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Production on the project officially kicked off yesterday as stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson teased their return as Michael Bryce and Darius Kincaid, respectively, on Instagram. Also confirmed to return for the sequel are Richard E.Grant, who will reprise his role as Seifert, and Salma Hayek, who reprises her role as Sonia Kincaid.

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The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is set on the Amalfi coast and follows a mismatched, high-octane trio as they are unwillingly pulled onto the side of the good guys in order to save Europe from a powerful zealot. It is a follow-up to 2017's surprise hit The Hitman's Bodyguard, which took in an impressive $176 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget.

Directed by Patrick Hughes, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek and Frank Grillo. There is no official release date for the film yet.

via /Film

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