The Hitman's Bodyguard is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant, Barry Atsma, Tine Joustra, Élodie Yung and others.
Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, August 03, 2017 released the trailer:
The Hitman's Bodyguard Official Trailer "Romance Awareness Month" - Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek.
Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) lives a stylish life as an elite UK-based private bodyguard, until client Takashi Kurosawa (Tsuwayuki Saotome) 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 (Gary 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), who agrees to testify against Dukhovich in exchange for the release of his wife Sonia (Salma Hayek) from prison. Led by Interpol Agent Roussel (Alan McKenna), an armed convoy escorting Kincaid then departs.
Dukhovich's men successfully ambush the convoy and kill almost all of the security team. Kincaid manages to eliminate the attackers but their vehicle is destroyed. Having survived the attack, Agent Roussel takes Kincaid to an Interpol safehouse and realizing that the agency cannot be entrusted with the mission due to possibility of leak, she employs the help of Bryce to escort and protect Kincaid on the way to The Hague. The two hitchhike to a ferry to Amsterdam, where Sonia is being held. Kincaid reveals that he killed Kurosawa, having spotted him by chance while on another job. As Bryce bemoans his failures at a beer stand, Dukhovich's men attack Kincaid. Bryce has a change of heart and helps Kincaid escape, but is captured. As Dukhovich's men torture him, Kincaid arrives and rescues Bryce. After settling their differences, the two battle their way to The Hague, arriving just in time for Kincaid to testify that Dukhovich tried to hire him to assassinate a political rival, but in the process Kincaid witnessed Dukhovich carry out a mass execution, and uploaded photos of the massacre to a secret FTP site that he provides to the court.
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The film The Hitman's Bodyguard was scheduled to be released on August 18, 2017 (Turkey), on August 24, 2017 (Hungary) and on August 31, 2017 (Germany) by Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate UK, 20th Century Fox, BF Distribution, Blitz, California Filmes, CatchPlay, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Eagle Films, Eagle Pictures, Energía Entusiasta, Forum Film Slovakia, Future Film, Golden Village Pictures, Gussi Films, Impuls Pictures, Joyncontents Group, Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD), Kinomania, Lenta, Leone Film Group, Megogo Distribution, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mis. Label, Noble Entertainment, Odeon Home Entertainment, PT. Prima Cinema Multimedia, Phars Film, Pinema, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Sam Film, Star Media Entertainment, Telepool, Times Media Films, UA films, United International Pictures (UIP), United King Films, VVS Films, Viva International Pictures, Warner Bros., EuroVideo, NOS Audiovisuais, Netflix, RTL Entertainment and Videoland.
The duration of the film is 118 minutes. With a budget of $30 - 69 million, the film grossed over $180.6 million.
The film The Hitman's Bodyguard is rated with "R" rating.
The Hitman's Bodyguard filming. Principal photography began on April 2, 2016 in London, Amsterdam and Sofia.
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.
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