VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek Flee From Mortal Danger in ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Teaser
Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman co-star in June 16 action-comedyApril 13, 2021
Ryan Reynolds and Stern Show veteran Samuel L. Jackson return as the world’s deadliest odd couple in the teaser for the action-comedy sequel “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” arriving in June.
The clip begins with renowned bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) in therapy, venting to his shrink after the explosive but emotionally taxing events of the first film, 2017’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” in which he was tasked with keeping the notorious hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) alive. On doctor’s orders, the bodyguard attempts taking a relaxing vacation which is immediately upended after he’s thrust in yet another life-threatening situation and asked to protect the hitman’s volatile wife Sonia (Salma Hayek).
“No, no, no—I’m not getting involved in this. I’m under strict psychological orders,” Reynolds’ character unsuccessfully pleads (above).
Directed by Patrick Hughes, “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” co-stars Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Frank Grillo, Caroline Goodall, Rebecca Front, Gabriella Wright, Alice McMillan, Kristofer Kamiyasu, Tom Hopper, Blake Ritson, and Richard E. Grant.
From “Avengers” and “Unbreakable” to “Star Wars” and “Shaft,” Samuel L. Jackson has rarely shied away from starring in a successful film franchise. During his 2016 Stern Show visit, the actor revealed he went to great lengths to convince George Lucas to cast him as Mace Windu in the prequel trilogy. Check out his conversation with Howard (below).
“Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” debuts June 16 in theaters.