Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman to Star in 'Hitman's Bodyguard' (Exclusive)

Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman
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Millennium is presenting the project to international buyers at AFM.

Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman have signed on to star in Millennium Films' action movie Hitman's Bodyguard.

Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) is directing from a script by Tom O'Connor. 

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. Oldman will play a villain.

The film will start production April 4 and shoot in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam and Bulgaria.

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

Millennium is presenting the project to international buyers at AFM.

Reynolds, whose recent credits include Mississippi Grind and Woman in Gold, next will be seen in Fox's superhero pic Deadpool. He is repped by WME and attorney David Weber.

Jackson, who is currently shooting Kong: Skull Island, has four movies in the can: Chi-Raq, Tarzan, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Quentin Tarantino's much anticipated Christmas Day opener The Hateful Eight. He is handled by ICM Partners and Jackoway Tyerman.

Oldman recently wrapped Ariel Vromen's Criminal. He is represented by APA, manager Douglas Urbanski and Loeb and Loeb.

Wadlow is repped by WME, Principato-Young and attorney David Matlof. O'Connor is handled by UTA and Industry Entertainment.

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