The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: Reynolds & Jackson to return for sequel
According to Variety, Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Samuel L. Jackson (Spider-Man: Far From Home) are set to reprise their roles as Michael Bryce and Darius Kincaid respectively in Lionsgate’s forthcoming sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Salma Hayek will also be returning for the sequel which is titled The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.
In the first film, the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen (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 who is out for blood. Hayek played the role of Sonia Kincaid, the hitman’s wife.
The sequel follows bodyguard Michael Bryce as he was enlisted by Jackson and Hayek’s characters to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard will again be directed by Patrick Hughes with Tom O’Connor to serve as the film’s scriptwriter.
Millenium Media’s Matt O’Toole and Campbell Grobman Film’s Les Weldon are producing the sequel. Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman of Campbell Grobman along with Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger of Millennium are all set to executive produce.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard was released on August 18, 2017 which grossed over $180 million worldwide. The R-rated film also starred Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is expected to begin its production next year in March.