All Michael Bryce wants to do is rest. After his death-defying adventures in The bodyguard of the hitmanRyan Reynolds’ Michael just wants to get away from the bodyguard business in order to focus on his health. The doctor literally ordered it. However, trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes. He gets entangled again in trouble in The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife, which hits theaters on June 16.
Ahead of its release in a few weeks, we’re here at ComicBook.com are happy to share an exclusive new clip from the upcoming Lionsgate sequel. In the clip, which you can watch in the video above, Michael is doing his best to stay away from the bodyguard world. Chaos quickly begins to erupt all around him, and he is given a new job by Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek), wife of Samuel L. Jackson’s Darius Kincaid.
Towards the end of the clip, Sonia hits Michael in the face, prompting him to call him “vile”. Last month, talking to Variety, Reynolds revealed that Hayek didn’t hold back by slapping him in the face during their various takes.
“In Bodyguard of the Hitman’s WifeI’m slapped twice by Salma and once by Samuel L. Jackson, ”Reynolds said. “For the record, it was Salma who did not fire the shots. Not even once. I can still feel the sharp prick of his tiny hand making its way into my soft Hollywood cheekbones. May God have mercy on his soul. “
The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife is directed by Patrick Hughes, with a screenplay written by Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy. You can check out the official synopsis for the film below.
Bryce – still unlicensed and under surveillance – is forced into action by Darius and his wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia. As Bryce is pushed to the limit by his two most dangerous charges, the trio gain the upper hand in a plot and soon discover that they are all that stands between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Morgan Freeman joins in the fun and deadly chaos as well… well, you’ll have to see. “
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The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife hits theaters June 16.