| Action, Comedy, Crime |

Director: Patrick Hughes

Writers: Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy, Phillip Murphy

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman

Release Date (Theaters): Jun 16, 2021  Wide

Runtime: 1h 39m


Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is a 2021 American action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor and Brandon and Phillip Murphy. The film is a sequel to the 2017 film The Hitman’s Bodyguard and features Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, and Richard E. Grant reprising their roles, with Frank Grillo, Tom Hopper, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman joining the cast.


The Hitman’s Bodyguard starred Reynolds as Michael Bryce, a grumpy but hyper-competent, low-level bodyguard indirectly tasked with delivering professional killer Darius Kincaid to a court date. By the end of the film, justice is done, honor is restored. At the same time, the professional protector and the professional murderer have reached a level of mutual respect and situational friendship. 

Bryce’s climactic heroism has resulted in him being further ostracized from the unofficial bodyguard club, with a company-mandated shrink arguing that he should take a break from trying to break back into the field. Alas, minutes into his holiday, violence ensues as Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek, the “hitman’s wife” of the title) snatches Bryce off a poolside chair and thrusts him into a globe-trotting adventure.