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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Elodie Yung and Salma Hayek Round Out a Badass Cast for the Action Comedy, THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD

After watching Elodie Yung in the second season of Netflix's Daredevil, I'd pretty much watch her in anything. Badass, beautiful, and maybe slightly insane (at least her character on the show is), she is reminding Hollywood that, yes, great female villains/antiheroes exist and are as equally fascinating to watch as their male counterparts.

But I digress. Yung is starring alongside the equally kickass Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds (who's still riding high from Deadpool), and His Eternal Coolness Samuel L. Jackson in the action comedy, THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD. Now, I have been lukewarm on action comedies lately, mostly because the buddy cop trend has severely overstayed its welcome. But I am going to hold out hope because the cast is so great. More about the film:

"The Hitman's Bodyguard" is an action comedy about the world's top protection agent (Reynolds) and his new client: a notorious hitman who came in from the cold (Jackson). They've been on opposite ends of a bullet for years. They hate each other. Now they're stuck together and have 24 hours to get from England to The Hague. The only thing standing in their way is everything a murderous Eastern European dictator (Oldman) can throw at them.

The film stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, The Proposal) as protection agent Michael Bryce, Samuel L. Jackson (The Legend of Tarzan, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight) as hitman Darius Kincaid, and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight) as Eastern European dictator Vladislav Dukhovich. The movie also features Salma Hayek (Grown Ups, Tale of Tales, Frida) as Darius' wife Sonia Kincaid, and Elodie Yung (Daredevil, The 

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Interpol agent Amelia Roussel.

Principal photography began yesterday in London. I'll keep you updated as I learn more. 


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