The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds as a protection agent hired to guard the life of an assassin who just happens to be his worst enemy. It’s the kind of situation that normally you’d only see in the most cliched fanfiction, but Reynolds and his co-star Samuel L. Jackson are so funny and have such a chemistry onscreen (at least as far as we can see from the trailers), that this might just work out perfectly. The new Red Band trailer certainly makes a case for it.
Everyone knows Salma Hayek as a celebrated performer, self-starting producer, one-time 30 Rock guest star, former model, and all-around sex symbol. But the upcoming cringe comedy Beatriz at Dinner will deal her the greatest acting challenge of her career, and possibly change all that in the process. She’s played glamour girls, Frida Kahlo, a physical manifestation of creative inspiration, and now she’ll go harder against type than ever by portraying a normal-looking person. As the title character, decked out with mom jeans and a dowdy haircut, she’ll have to convince audiences that Salma Hayek could be treated like some Plain Jane by people who don’t give her a second glance. It is what we in the business call a “hard sell.”
Salma Hayek has appeared in a lot of excellent action films over the year, but more often than not she plays the love interest/sidekick/damsel in distress. The upcoming indie thriller ‘Everly’ gives Hayek the opportunity to take center stage (and an enormous arsenal of weaponry) in order to save herself, while shooting it out with a whole bunch of baddies.