Yung, Hayek Join “Hitman’s Bodyguard”

Elodie Yung (“Daredevil”) and Salma Hayek will join Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman in Jeff Wadlow’s high octane action thriller “Hitman’s Bodyguard” for Millennium Films and Lionsgate.

Reynolds, in his first post-“Deadpool” role, plays the world’s top protection agent who gets a new client: a hit man who came in from the cold (Jackson). They’ve been on the opposite ends of a bullet for years and hate each other.

The pair become stuck together and have 24 hours to get to the Hague, past a murderous Eastern European dictator (Oldman) and all the bad guys he can throw at them.

Tom O’Connor penned the script and filming kicks off April 2nd in London before moving to Amsterdam and Sofia. Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon will produce.

Source: Deadline