Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson reunite for the 2021 sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. The teaser trailer reveals Reynolds is attempting to take a break for his mental health’s sake when he’s forced back into action by Salma Hayek playing Jackson’s badass wife.
The cast also includes Antonio Banderas (Hayek’s Desperado co-star), Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo, Caroline Goodall, Rebecca Front, Gabriella Wright, Alice McMillan, Kristofer Kamiyasu, Tom Hopper, Blake Ritson, and Richard E. Grant. Patrick Hughes returned to direct the sequel from a screenplay by Tom O’Connor, Phillip Murphy, and Brandon Murphy. Matthew O’Toole, Les Weldon, and Yariv Lerner produced.
Lionsgate has set a June 16, 2021 theatrical release date.
The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid ( Hayek).
As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Banderas). Joining in the fun and deadly mayhem is Morgan Freeman as…well, you’ll have to see.