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Action Thriller Panama Teams Morgan Freeman & Frank Grillo

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Action Thriller Panama Teams Morgan Freeman & Frank Grillo
Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Frank Grillo and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman have joined the action film Panama from The Highland Film Group.

According to the press release, Frank Grillo is set to star as James Becker, a rugged, decorated ex marine in 1989 Panama. When his former commander Stark, played by the great Morgan Freeman, sends him undercover to execute a high-value deal with untrustworthy adversaries, Becker is thrust into the chaos of the local civil war.

He must fight assassins, court femmes fatales and negotiate with the enemy in order to complete his mission. With his former commander by his side, Becker perseveres against all odds in hopes of making it home alive.

Panama is inspired by true events and comes from a script written by Daniel Adams and William R. Barber. Adams will also helm the project as director while Barber leads as executive producer alongside
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Salma Hayek to Make Her McU Debut in The Eternals?

Salma Hayek to Make Her McU Debut in The Eternals?
Salma Hayek is the latest star who may be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While details on Marvel Studios' official slate beyond this year's offerings, such as Avengers: Endgame and the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, are largely being kept under wraps, we do know some of what's coming down the pipeline. One of those projects is The Eternals, which has been quietly casting up lately as it gears up for production and it appears as though Hayek is on Marvel's radar.

According to a new report, Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek is in talks for an unspecified role in The Eternals. Marvel has yet to formally announce the project, but several reports have made it clear this is indeed one of their next movies that will enter production. Should the deal make, she'll join a cast that already includes Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Kumail Nanjianai (Men in Black: International
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Ryan Reynold's Free Guy Begins Shooting, First Set Photo Revealed

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Ryan Reynold's Free Guy Begins Shooting, First Set Photo Revealed
Detective Pikachu is being hailed as one of the few good video game movies, and it nearly beat Avengers: Endgame this past weekend at the box office. Today, Ryan Reynolds continues his love for video game based cinema with a first look at Free Guy. Only, this isn't based on any particular video game, and it will be a very different kind of movie from Detective Pikachu.

Production has commenced on Free Guy, an adventure-comedy from 20th Century Fox starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy. Shooting in Boston, the film co-stars Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Taika Waititi, Joe Keery (Stranger Things), and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Mulan).

Free Guy tells the story of a lonely bank teller who discovers he is actually a background character in the open-world video game Free City.

Free Guy is produced by Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter,
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Samuel L. Jackson Returns for Spider-Man: Far from Home Reshoots

Samuel L. Jackson Returns for Spider-Man: Far from Home Reshoots
Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nick Fury for some additional photography on Spider-Man: Far from Home. The actor is currently working on The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, which is the sequel to The Hitman's Bodyguard, and he can't seem to get a day off. Ryan Reynolds wrapped his work on the sequel, but it appears Jackson and co-star Salma Hayek still have some more work to do. But now, he's back as Nick Fury for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Spider-Man: Far From Home wrapped production a few months back and reshoots have been planned since then. It's unclear how long Samuel L. Jackson will be needed on the Marvel Studios/Sony set, but one can imagine it won't be very long since he is still working on The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. The actor posted a picture of Nick Fury's iconic eyepatch on social media to get Marvel Cinematic Universe fans excited for the upcoming sequel,
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Tom Hopper joins The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Tom Hopper joins The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Deadline has revealed that Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) is the latest actor to join the cast of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the sequel to the 2017 action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.

Reynolds and Jackson are reprising their roles as bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid with Salma Hayek also returning as Kincaid’s wife, Sonia.

Hopper will portray a new bodyguard named Magnusson. Other newcomers to the sequel include Frank Grillo, Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas. Richard E. Grant will also reprise his brief role from the first film as Mr. Seifart, a drug-addicted corporate client of Reynolds’ Michael Bryce who he hired after his career downfall.

Directed once again by Patrick Hughes, the sequel will take place on the Amalfi coast as it “follows the mismatched, high-octane trio who are unwillingly pulled onto the side of the good guys as they battle
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Tom Hopper Joins Sequel to 'Hitman's Bodyguard'

Tom Hopper Joins Sequel to 'Hitman's Bodyguard'
Umbrella Academy star Tom Hopper has signed on as Lionsgate and Millennium Films plan further assassination hijinks with a sequel to its 2017 hit The Hitman's Bodyguard, which has started shooting in London, Croatia and Italy.

Hopper, who starred as Dickon Tarly on season seven of HBO's Game of Thrones, is set to play Magnusson, a bodyguard, in The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. The sequel also stars Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo and Richard E. Grant, who returns as Seifert. 

Hopper also played Luther in Netflix's Umbrella Academy and starred in the Amy Schumer and ...
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Bloody ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Photo Reunites Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, & Samuel L. Jackson

Ryan Reynolds has given us our first glimpse at The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, the upcoming sequel to the 2017 surprise hit, The Hitman's Bodyguard. The image, shared to the Deadpool star's Instagram, reunites original stars Reynolds (The Bodyguard), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hitman), and Salma Hayek (The Wife). Based on the blood covering Reynolds' face, everything goes completely fine over the course of the film! The first movie, directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) from a script by Tom O'Connor (Fire With Fire), saw Reynolds playing Michael Bryce, an elite private security officer. Bryce …
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Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Begins Shooting, Ryan Reynolds Shares First Bloody Photo

Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Begins Shooting, Ryan Reynolds Shares First Bloody Photo
Earlier today, Samuel L. Jackson teased the return of his Darius Kincaid character in the upcoming sequel The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. Now we have word that shooting is underway, as Ryan Reynolds shares his own look behind-the-scenes, tagged with this special message.

"Two Guys, A Girl and-oh My God What The Fuck? Here we go again...

That's in refrenced to his old sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. Ryan Reynolds is covered in blood, though his two friends are not. The image reunites Reynolds as hitman Michael Bryce, alongside Selma Hayek as the hitman's wife Sonia, and Samuel L. Jackson as the hitman himself Darius Kincaid. Why is Bryce doused in thick red syrup while his friends aren't? Perhaps he jumped in front of a bullet to save them. That is his job, after all.

It was revealed last week that Frank Grillo had signed on for a good guy role,
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Samuel L. Jackson Teases Darius Kincaid's Return in The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

Samuel L. Jackson Teases Darius Kincaid's Return in The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
We're getting a lot of Samuel L. Jackson on the big screen this year. He just returned as a much younger Nick Fury in Captain Marvel over the weekend, and he'll play the role again in both Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. But if that isn't enough for you, the guy is also ready to shoot The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. And he is teasing the return of Darius Kincaid on social media.

""Heeeeee's Baaaaaaack! Darius Kincaid in all his Profanely Lethal Glory!!."

Samuel L. Jackson is in London, England, undergoing a make-up job to ensure the tattoo on the back of his bald head is perfect. The branches look like menacing veins, with ominous birds to match. And if you hit the carousel, you'll see that the tattoo continues to run the length of his arms. This is not a dude you want to bump into in a back alley at night.
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Morgan Freeman Joins Ryan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson In ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel

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Morgan Freeman Joins Ryan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson In ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel
Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) has signed on for The Hitman’s Bodyguard sequel from Lionsgate and Millennium Films. Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek are set to reprise their roles with Patrick Hughes is returning to direct from a screenplay by Tom O’Connor.

The latest installment, which is slated to begin filming this month, will follow Michael Bryce (Reynolds) who joins Darius (Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Hayek) on a mission along the Amalfi Coast.

The 2017 original grossed close to $80M domestic for Lionsgate and more than $180M worldwide.

Freeman was last seen on the big screen in Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and up next stars in the Lionsgate Olympus Has Fallen sequel Angel Has Fallen. He also serves as the host of National Geographic Channel’s The Story of God which follows Freeman as he travels to cities deemed the world’s holiest,
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Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Brings in Captain America Star Frank Grillo

The Hitman's Bodyguard 2, titled The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, has lined up its first new cast member. Frank Grillo, known for his roles as Brock Rumlow, aka Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, has signed on to star alongside returning cast members Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek. The sequel is expected to get underway soon, which means we should be hearing word of additional cast members signing on in the very near future.

According to a new report, Frank Grillo has closed a deal to star in the sequel and will see him as an ally to the returning characters. The Hitman's Bodyguard 2 is said to follow Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), who is enlisted by his former enemy Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Salma Hayek) to join them on a mission on the Amalfi Coast. Grillo is will play an
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Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Will Reunite Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds

The Hitman's Bodyguard 2, which is currently being called The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, will officially reunite Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, and Salma Hayek. The sequel was first announced back in May of this year, but the lead actors had not officially signed on at that time. Patrick Hughes is also returning to direct the comedy from a script written by Tom O'Connor, who wrote the original film. The Hitman's Bodyguard earned $75.5 million in the U.S. and more than $180 million globally.

In addition to The Hitman's Bodyguard 2 casting news, story details have been revealed. Ryan Reynolds is Michael Bryce, who has sworn off violence, but his life changes again when Samuel L. Jackson returns as Kincaid alongside his wife Sonia, played by Salma Hayek. They convince him to get in on another mission to wreak havoc along the Amalfi Coast, trying to save Europe. Production on the sequel is
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Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson to Return for ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel

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Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson to Return for ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel
Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek are officially returning for a “Hitman’s Bodyguard” sequel.

Lionsgate will release “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” in North America, the studio announced Thursday at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, Calif., where Millennium Media is handling sales. The original movie was released in late summer of 2017 and grossed $75.5 million stateside and more than $180 million globally.

In “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” Reynolds played the titular bodyguard hired to protect a notorious hitman, portrayed by Jackson. The film follows the mismatched duo on a journey from London to the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands in order for the hitman to testify against an Eastern European dictator, played by Gary Oldman. Hayek portrayed the imprisoned wife of Jackson’s hitman.

Patrick Hughes will take on directing duties again from a script by Brandon and Phillip Murphy. The sequel follows bodyguard
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Afm: Download THR's Day 2 Daily

The Hollywood Reporter has released its second daily issue for the American Film Market, which kicked off in Santa Monica on Wednesday. The issue features an analysis of the influx of star-directed films at the market, a look at Lionsgate nabbing the domestic deal for The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, and a conversation with Bill and Ted actor-turned-director Alex Winter.

"What I Really Want to Do Is Direct"

"What I really want to do is direct." That used to be the ultimate line to puncture the pretension of actors who dared think they could step behind the camera....
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Afm: Lionsgate to Release 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Sequel Stateside (Exclusive)

Lionsgate has boarded The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Patrick Hughes' sequel to his 2017 action comedy hit, and will release the film stateside. Millennium Media, who produced the first Hitman's Bodyguard, produced, financed and are selling the sequel worldwide.

The Hitman's Bodyguard grossed $75.5 million for Lionsgate in the U.S. and more than $180 million worldwide. Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek and Ryan Reynolds will reprise their roles as, the hitman, his wife and the bodyguard, respectively, in the new feature.

Hughes returns to the director's chair for the sequel, directing from a script by Tom O'...
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Ryan Reynolds Takes on Truman Show Style Video Game Movie

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Ryan Reynolds Takes on Truman Show Style Video Game Movie
We all better get used to seeing Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds. The actor has several major roles lined up for the big screen, including a return as Deadpool in the Marvel film X-Force. Reynolds can also be seen in the upcoming sequel The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, and will even be lending his voice to Pikachu himself in the Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu. Needless to say, it's a diverse set of roles, but the actor is keeping busy by adding yet another intriguing film to his schedule.

20th Century Fox has signed on Reynolds to start as the lead character in their upcoming film Free Guy. The movie will be helmed by Stranger Things director and executive producer, Shawn Levy. Adam Kolbrenner is producing, along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions, Reynolds' Maximum Effort, and Levy's 21 Laps. Free Guy will be one of many many movies to be
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Point Blank Trailer: Release Date for Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo Actioner

Joseph Baxter Jun 20, 2019

Netflix actioner Point Blank, a remake of 2010 French film, teams Marvel movie stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo.

Point Blank, an upcoming Netflix movie, will showcase the onscreen, high-impact buddy-actioner team-up of Avenger Falcon and unscrupulous assassin Crossbones – well, the actors who played them in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, anyway, Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo.

The film is a remake of the 2010 film of the same name (À Bout Portant), touting the novel idea that its protagonist – in the case of the American remake, an ER nurse (Mackie) – is not some untouchable badass slayer of hapless goons, but just an ordinary person who’s thrust into some deadly circumstances when on the run, joined by an injured murder suspect (Grillo).

Point Blank Trailer

The trailer for Netflix’s remake of Point Blank has arrived!

Video of Point Blank | Official Trailer | Netflix

Point Blank Release Date

Point
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Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson to reteam for The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife

Having made $177 million worldwide, it comes as no surprise to hear that Millennium Films are working on a follow-up to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

THR reports that although Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on a Plane) haven’t signed on yet, the working title of The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife is being displayed on posters around the Cannes Film Festival.

Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) is rumoured to be returning to orchestrate the mayhem, while Tom O’Connor (Ironbark) will be fulfilling the same duties by working on the script for the sequel.

See Also: Read our reviews of The Hitman’s Bodyguard here and here

The Hitman’S Bodyguard is an action comedy about the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) and his new client: a notorious hitman (Jackson). They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years but now must come together
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The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2 Announced

Mike Cecchini Mar 13, 2019

The Hitman's Wife’s Bodyguard is coming with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.

The Hitman's Bodyguard 2 is in the works, with the appropriately irreverent title of The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. The first movie was a fun (and quite funny) and flawed action movie, one that felt like a blend of late night '80s/'90s action movies but with the added benefit of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson engaging in rapid fire smartassery throughout. So with a title like The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard you should know that the wife in question is Salma Hayek's hilarious Sonia Kincaid, a character who certainly amped up every scene. Seriously, she was great.

Patrick Hughes returns as director. Reynolds, Jackson, and Hayek will be joined by Antonia Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo, and Richard E. Grant.

Here's the official synopsis:

"Set on the Amalfi coast, the mismatched,
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