The first movie earned $176 million worldwide against a $30-million budget.
Millennium Films just announced at Cannes Film Festival the sequel to 2017 buddy movie Hitman's Bodyguard, which follows an unlikely pair of allies on their way to the international court to testify against a bloodthirsty dictator. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson carry the subpar action flick to a global success at the box office, and the haul must've initiated the sequel idea.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the new movie is titled The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, suggesting a focus on Salma Hayek. In Hitman's Bodyguard, the Mexican-American actress played Sonia Kincaid, wife of Jackson's hunted assassin Darius. "The hitman's wife" refers to her. With Hayek chewing the sceneries, the character is a fantastic highlight of the movie.
Marketed as "The Good. The Bad. And the Batshit cray" at Cannes, the sequel could easily be Sonia's exploit along with a new character who must protect her. Casting is still in secrecy, but Hayek, Reynolds, Jackson, and also director Patrick Hughes are expected to return. The original's screenwriter Tom O'Connor is working with the new story.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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