Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson team up for The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The idea of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in an action comedy is tantalising, but now we finally have clips of the dynamic duo at work in the first trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

The synopsis is as follows: “The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife.”

The film will shoot into cinemas on August 18th.