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By Will Tarashuk

@WillTarashuk

2/25/16

Salma Hayek is set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming film “Hitman’s Bodyguard.” The film will be directed by Jeff Wadlow and follows the world’s top bodyguard after they’re hired to protect a hit man.

 

The hit man, who will be played by Samuel L. Jackson, has 24 hours to get to The Hague before an Eastern European dictator, played by Gary Oldman, kills him first. Production will begin on April 2nd in London.

 

Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon are all producing. The executive producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Christine Otal, Douglas Urbanski, Jason Bloom, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman.

 

Elodie Yung has also joined the cast, and can be seen next in Gods of Egypt,” opposite Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

 

A release date for the film ha yet to be announced.