Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson Slap Guns Out of Each Other’s Hands in ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Clip
The Hitman’s Bodyguard features a protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) assigned to guard the life of his mortal enemy, a notorious hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) who’s been plaguing him for years. But for 24 hours they’ll have to settle their differences and work together if they both want to come out of the day alive. Insert your fanfiction OTP here.
A new scene from the movie — which, from the trailers, looks like a ton of fun, low-budget action movie mayhem — gives us a look at the first time these two come face to face after all these years of circling each other. It’s a short scene, but it’s actually pretty well choreographed for such a contained fight with a lot of quick cuts. Looks like we’ve all been learning a thing or two about editing action from the likes of John Wick and Mad Max: Fury Road.
The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard hits theaters August 18.