Ryan Reynold’s follow-up to Deadpool, Millennium Films‘ The Hitman’s Bodyguard, began principal photography today. The Hitman’s Bodyguard is directed by Patrick Hughes from a screenplay by Tom O’Connor. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung and Salma Hayek. Read on below for a synopsis of the movie, courtesy of Coming Soon.
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an action comedy about the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) and his new client: a notorious hitman who came in from the cold (Jackson). They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years. They hate each other. Now they’re stuck together and have 24 hours to get from England to The Hague. The only thing standing in their way is everything a murderous Eastern European dictator (Oldman) can throw at them.”
It’s funny how quickly someone’s public perception can change with a single movie. Reynolds (who clearly has comedic chops and has pushed himself with smaller dramatic roles in recent years) has been up and down throughout his career, and particularly has been viewed as box office poison following Green Lantern’s week draw. Now after scoring big with Deadpool he’s suddenly in commercials and his projects are getting more attention. He has the charisma and front man looks, hopefully this movie will be another success on his resume that will help keep him as an A-list star.
The rest of the cast is solid (I really like Gary Oldman) so this could be a movie to look out for. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I hear any additional details on this project.