With filming on The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard getting underway this month, Deadline is reporting that Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has become the latest addition to the cast of the follow-up to the hit 2017 action-comedy.
The sequel reunites director Patrick Hughes with The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek, while Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War) is also reportedly attached to star.
Although specific details are scarce, it has been revealed that the sequel will will see Reynolds’ bodyguard recruited by hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Hayek) to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast.
THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD is an action comedy about the world’s top protection agent and his new client: a notorious hitman. They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years but now must come together for 24 hours to get from England to The Hague. The only thing standing in their way is the murderous dictator who uses his power to create trouble for the pair at every stop along their way.