Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson discuss their roles in upcoming action-comedy film 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Although Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek play husband and wife in upcoming action-comedy film 'The Hitman's Bodyguard', their characters barely meet. The reason? Both characters - Darius and Sonia Kincaid - start the movie in jail. Jackson's Darius is a dangerous and prolific assassin, who must give evidence in the Hague against a merciless Eastern European dictator (played by Gary Oldman) to ensure his reign of terror comes to an end. Hayek's Sonia is Darius' equally notorious wife, who he hopes to spring from prison as part of a plea bargain. 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' also stars Ryan Reynolds who portrays Michael Bryce, a down-on-his-luck bodyguard, who is roped in to protect his mortal enemy Darius, as they race against time to get to the Hague. Both Jackson and Hayek take part in some high-action fight scenes and whereas Jackson uses a stunt man, Hayek told Reuters she took great pleasure in doing her own moves, despite regretting it the next day. Jackson and Hayek both say they would like a sequel to 'The Hitman's Bodyguard', but that they'd like to act together more in it. Discussing potential plots, they agreed that they would like to see Sonia rescue Darius, with Hayek saying, "I'd like to rescue a man, for a change." 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' will be hitting screens on August 17.