According to Variety, Frank Grillo has been tapped to join the star-studded cast of Lionsgate’s forthcoming action comedy sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.
Grillo will be portraying the role of an Interpol agent who will enlist the help of Michael (Ryan Reynolds), Darius (Samuel L. Jackson) and Sonia (Salma Hayek) to stop a cyber attack in Europe.
Grillo will be joining the returning cast members Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek, who are all set to reprise their roles from the first movie.
The original movie, released in the summer of 2017, grossed $75.5 million in the U.S. and more than $180 million globally. His production budget was $30 million.
In the first film, the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen (Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. Hayek played the role of Sonia Kincaid, the hitman’s wife.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard will again be directed by Patrick Hughes with Tom O’Connor to serve as the film’s scriptwriter.
Millenium Media’s Matt O’Toole and Campbell Grobman Film’s Les Weldon are producing the sequel. Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman of Campbell Grobman along with Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger of Millennium are all set to executive produce.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is expected to begin its production in March. The release date is set for 2020.
Frank Grillo will soon be seen in cinemas this year in the action thriller Boss Level alongside Mel Gibson and Michelle Yeoh.