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– by Seth McDonald

A trailer for the new Lionsgate film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, dropped. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds in the title roles, with Jackson being the hitman and Reynolds being his completely unnecessary bodyguard, executive protection agent, Michael Bryce. Jackson plays Darius Kincaid, a hitman who is a key witness set to testify at a very important trial. Reynolds plays the man charged with the duty of protecting Kincaid, although it quickly becomes clear that Kincaid is quite adept at protecting himself.

Reynolds’ character, seems to be a by the book kind of agent, but that doesn’t mean he is without the usual sarcasm he brings to most of his characters. Jackson’s Kincaid is, according to his wife, “unkilliable,” and that just may turn out to be true as in the trailer we see him jump from a great height, bounce off a nearby building and safely land in a large pile of trash, much to the amazement of Reynold’s Michael Bryce, who then asks Kincaid, “How have you stayed alive this long?” Jackson’s Kincaid also appears to have a touch of, “I’m getting too old for this s**t,” type attitude, which should be good for some back and forth between his and Reynolds’ characters.

Also in the film are Salma Hayek as Kincaid’s wife, Sonia, and the always welcome Gary Oldman as the villainous dictator, Vladislav Dukhovich. Jackson and Reynolds have previously worked together on the animated film Turbo, but this will be their first live action film together. If you enjoy either of these actors, and how can one not love these two guys, this looks like a really fun buddy cop type flick.

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SOURCE: Summit Entertainment