Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung Join Ryan Reynolds in ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Salma Hayek Hitman's Bodyguard
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Salma Hayek and “Daredevil” actress Elodie Yung have joined the cast of Ryan Reynolds action pic “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”

Jeff Wadlow is directing the film, which also stars Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson. Lionsgate with handle domestic distribution. Reynolds plays the world’s top bodyguard, who’s hired to protect Jackson’s hit man. The two have 24 hours to get to the Hague before an Eastern European dictator, played by Oldman, and his goons get them.

Yung and Hayek’s roles are unknown at this time.

The pic from Millennium Films begins production in April.

Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon will produce, with Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Christine Otal, Douglas Urbanski, Jason Bloom, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman exec producing.

Yung can be seen next in “Gods of Egypt” and as Elektra in season two of the Netflix series “Daredevil.” Her other credits include “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

Hayek most recently starred in “Tale of Tales.” She is represented by CAA and Management 360, while Yung is repped by Gersh, Independent Talent and Generate.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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