VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds Protects Samuel L. Jackson in 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Red Band Trailer

The R-rated action-comedy opens Aug. 18

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Ryan Reynolds and former Stern Show guest Samuel L. Jackson are no strangers to combining cursing, action, and comedy in equal measure. Now, the two join forces in the red band trailer for the summer action-comedy "The Hitman's Bodyguard."

The teaser depicts Reynolds as the frustrated bodyguard protecting Jackson's "most wanted hitman in the world." Naturally, the two face some complications with that relationship. "I hope they kill him, I really do," Reynolds tells a coffee vendor as Jackson's character is chased by some baddies.

"The Hitman's Bodyguard" is directed by Patrick Hughes ("Expendables 3" ) and co-stars Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Kirsty Mitchell, and Elodie Yung. It hits theaters Aug. 18.

Check out the expletive-filled teaser trailer (below).

Click here for Samuel L. Jackson's 2016 Stern Show visit or listen (below) as he tells Howard why, these days, he only does movies he likes: