The Hitman's Bodyguard is a 2017 American action 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

Private UK-based bodyguard Michael Bryce is hired to protect Takashi Kurosawa, a Japanese arms dealer. All apparently goes well, until Kurosawa is shot in the head through an airplane window. Two years later, Bryce, fallen into disgrace, ekes out a living protecting drug-addicted corporate executives in London. Meanwhile, Vladislav Dukhovich, the ruthless and bloodthirsty dictator of Belarus is put on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. The prosecution is unable to make headway against him, as they are unable to substantiate their allegations with physical evidence and Dukhovich assassinates any witnesses who could do so. The prosecution's last hope is notorious incarcerated hitman Darius Kincaid, who agrees to testify against Dukhovich in exchange for releasing his wife Sonia from prison.

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 hitmen 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, 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 on the film 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

Wikipedia: The Hitman's Bodyguard