With everything setting off at the American Film Market between now and next Wednesday, expect to be blitzed with all sorts of casting news, and that extends to the folks at Millenium Pictures who are on hand to shop their latest, Hitman’s Bodyguard
, to buyers.
The film has been in the works for sometime now with Taken
helmer Pierre Morel once tapped to direct, but as usual with any project sitting in limbo, things have shifted. As of this week, it’ll be Never Back Down
and Kick-Ass 2
director Jeff Wadlow
in the chair for the new film written by Tom O’Connor with a plot by THR
that reads as follows:
The film centers on the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) who has a new client: a hit man who has come in from the cold. They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years and hate one another. Now they’re stuck together and have 24 hours to get to the Hague.
Gary Oldman will play a villain opposite the casting of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson upon production on April 4 with locations set for the U.K., Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Sofia, Bulgaria.
The film is produced by Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon with Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Christine Otal, Jason Bloom, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman all executive producing. Reynolds will appear in the February release of Deadpool for Fox prior to his starring role next to Oldman in Ariel Vromen’s Criminal on April 15 for Lionsgate.
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