Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds Bring the Funny In Explosive Red Band Trailer For ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’
“This guy singlehandedly ruined the word, ‘motherf*cker.'”
Putting Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson together in a film about a pair of badasses who are essentially forced to team up sounds like an idea so great as to be silly to consider—but it happened, and the end result is The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
Reynolds and Jackson both do comedy and action equally well, so naturally, it looks like Bodyguard is a sort of buddy comedy with a major action component. Here’s the movie’s synopsis:
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.
Also: Samuel L. Jackson gets to say “motherfucker” a lot. So much that at one point Reynolds’s character even says he’s ruined the word for him.
This could have been almost as fun if the pair had played their Marvel Universe characters, Deadpool and Nick Fury, but we doubt Jackson would’ve been allowed to do all that epic swearing as Fury, no matter how brilliant he is at it.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard honestly looks like a a fake movie made up for a sketch show, in a great way—as if someone said, “what pair of actors could we get to make the most ridiculously fun action comedy ever?” But it’s real, and it crashes into theaters nationwide on August 18, 2017.