Being a hitman’s bodyguard is difficult, his wife’s maybe worse: word of the first official trailer of ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’, sequel to the action comedy ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ (2017 , film released in Italy with the title ‘Come ti kill the bodygard’). Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek return to the cast, while the new entries are Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Richard E. Grant and Frank Grillo. Direction and screenplay were signed, respectively, by Patrick Hughes and Tom O’Connor, who reprise the roles already occupied in 2017.
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the movie
In ‘How I Kill Your Bodyguard’ we met the best bodyguard in the world Michael Bryce (played by Ryan Reynolds). His world was going up in the air due to his assignment to protect hit man Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) and allow him to testify against a dictator The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard in the International Criminal Court. In ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ we find Bryce four years later, still tried by experience. His psychologist gives him a break to spend without stress, guns, violence and blood. Except that his wife do Kincaid (Salma Hayek) is hunted down by people who want her dead and are turning to him.
The first film was badly reviewed by critics, but was a hit with audiences, earning $ 177 million on a budget of $ 30 million. So the sequel had been put in the pipeline: it should have been released in US cinemas in August 2020, then the Coronavirus pandemic forced producers and distributors to postpone the release date. Initially it was hypothesized on August 20, 2021, then it was decided to bring forward to June 16 and to pack a trailer that would make fans of the action / comedy genre mouth water. The arrival in Italian cinemas has yet to be fixed.