The Hitman's Bodyguard is a 2017 American action thriller comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes.

Official trailers

Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, August 03, 2017 released the trailer:
The Hitman's Bodyguard Official Trailer "Romance Awareness Month" - Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek.

Story intro

Michael Bryce (Reynolds) lives a stylish life as an elite UK-based private bodyguard, until client Takashi Kurosawa is assassinated on his watch. Two years later, the disgraced Bryce ekes out a living protecting drug-addicted corporate executives in London. Meanwhile, Vladislav Dukhovich (Oldman), the ruthless dictator of Belarus is on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. Unable to secure solid evidence or testimony against Dukhovich, the prosecution's last hope is notorious incarcerated hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson), who agrees to testify against Dukhovich in exchange for the release of his wife Sonia (Hayek) from prison. Interpol Assistant Director Jean Foucher assigns Amelia Roussel, an inexperienced agent and Bryce's ex-girlfriend, to lead Kincaid's transfer from Manchester to The Hague. The Interpol convoy of French GIPN and British AFOs from the National Crime Agency is ambushed in Coventry, leaving only Kincaid and Roussel alive. The two retreat to a safehouse; Roussel realizes there must be a mole inside Interpol and turns to Bryce for help. Despite his belief that she is responsible for Kurosawa's death, and past entanglements with Kincaid, Bryce agrees to assist them to restore his reputation. Roussel returns to Interpol to update her superiors but is placed on leave, while Bryce and Kincaid escape an attack by Dukhovich's men. Foucher, the mole, goes to Dukhovich and demands his payment; Dukhovich stabs him in the hand and assures him he will only be paid when Kincaid is dead.

Cast

Ryan Reynolds
Michael Bryce, a former triple A rated executive protection agent and CIA officer
Samuel L. Jackson
Darius Kincaid/Evans, one of the world's most notorious hitman and Sonia's husband
Gary Oldman
Vladislav Dukhovich, the dictatorial President of Belarus
Salma Hayek
Sonia Kincaid, Darius's wife
√Člodie Yung
Amelia Roussel, an Interpol agent and Michael's ex-girlfriend
Yuri Kolokolnikov
Ivan, leader of the Belarusian mercenaries working for Dukhovich
Tine Joustra
Renata Casoria, Director of Interpol
Joaquim de Almeida
Jean Foucher, the French Assistant Director of Interpol
Kirsty Mitchell
Rebecca Harr, Kincaid's lawyer
Richard E. Grant
Mr. Seifert, a drug addicted corporate executive and client of Bryce
Sam Hazeldine
Garrett, a National Crime Agency officer
Mikhail Gorevoy
Litvin, Dukhovich's lead defense lawyer
Barry Atsma
Moreno, the lead prosecution lawyer
Georgie Glen
ICC Lead Judge
Rod Hallett
Professor Petr Asimov, a critic and victim of the Dukhovich regime

About

Principal photography began on April 2, 2016, in London, Amsterdam, and Sofia.

The film The Hitman's Bodyguard was scheduled to be released by Summit Entertainment and Lions Gate Entertainment on August 18, 2017 (Turkey) and on August 31, 2017 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 118 minutes. With a budget of $30 - 69 million, the film grossed over $176.6 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

The Hitman's Bodyguard got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: thehitmansbodyguard.movie

Google: #TheHitmansBodyguard

Youtube: #TheHitmansBodyguard

Wikipedia: The Hitman's Bodyguard

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