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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Teaser: Ryan Reynolds Tasked With Protecting Samuel L. Jackson In Lionsgate Comedy

Deadline logo Deadline 4/14/2017 Amanda N'Duka
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Warning: Some NSFW language. Lionsgate has released an action-packed teaser trailer to the upcoming Ryan Reynolds-Samuel L. Jackson buddy comedy The Hitman’s Body, which is filled with explosives, expletives and the exquisite sound of Whitney Houston. Directed by Patrick Hughes, from a script by Tom O’Connor, the pic will bow in theaters August 18.

It centers on a top protection agent (Reynolds) who is tasked with guarding his mortal enemy and a most notorious hitman (Jackson). The two, who have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years, are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. They encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.

Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant co-star.

The pic, which Lionsgate screened for the exhibitors at CinemaCon last month, is produced by Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon.

If you don’t mind the foul language, check out the trailer above.


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