The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Directed by Patrick Hughes
- Written by Tom O'Connor
The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
- Gary Oldman (Vladislav Dukhovich)
- Tsuwayuki Saotome (Kurosawa)
- Valentin Stojanov (Petr Asimov Jr.)
- Sam Hazeldine (Garrett)
- Velimir Velev (Preacher Murderer)
- Yuriy Kolokolnikov (Ivan)
- Batola Jean-Jacque Menard (Preacher)
- Joaquim de Almeida (Jean Foucher)
- Mikhail Gorevoy (Litvin)
- The movie poster showing Ryan Reynolds carrying Samuel L. Jackson is a spoof of the poster for The Bodyguard (1992) where Kevin Costner is carrying Whitney Houston. Even the tag-lines are the same (albeit with pronoun changes).
- Samuel L. Jackson spoke one hundred and twenty two expletives throughout the film.
- The script from the film was among the top 2011 Black List of unproduced screenplays.
- While originally intended as a drama, the script underwent a "frantic" two-week rewrite to be remade into a comedy several weeks prior to filming.
- On March 9, 2016, it was reported that Wadlow had exited the film and Patrick Hughes signed on to direct the film.