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Build-a-Bear Workshop Brand Build Begins With Warner Music Group Record Label

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Build-a-Bear Workshop is making a big foray into showbiz brand building. While the venerable Missouri-based concern that draws kids to build their own stuffed toys seems a natural to broaden into brand-obsessed TV and film properties as it evolves its retail operation into a more diverse business that includes original digital content, first big step will be in the record business.

Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division and Warner Chappell Music have entered into an exclusive global music partnership with Build-a-Bear Workshop. The label will be called Build-a-Bear Records, which the bear-maker sees as a strong opportunity to better connect consumers with its brand. The Build-a-Bear branded label under Arts Music will release original albums, singles, and playlists—including soundtracks from upcoming films, television shows, and digital shorts—as well as sign and develop artists and their releases. Warner Chappell Music will represent and administer publishing rights for
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Tom Hopper joins The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Tom Hopper joins The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Deadline has revealed that Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) is the latest actor to join the cast of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the sequel to the 2017 action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.

Reynolds and Jackson are reprising their roles as bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid with Salma Hayek also returning as Kincaid’s wife, Sonia.

Hopper will portray a new bodyguard named Magnusson. Other newcomers to the sequel include Frank Grillo, Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas. Richard E. Grant will also reprise his brief role from the first film as Mr. Seifart, a drug-addicted corporate client of Reynolds’ Michael Bryce who he hired after his career downfall.

Directed once again by Patrick Hughes, the sequel will take place on the Amalfi coast as it “follows the mismatched, high-octane trio who are unwillingly pulled onto the side of the good guys as they battle
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‘The Umbrella Academy’s Tom Hopper Joins ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel At Lionsgate

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‘The Umbrella Academy’s Tom Hopper Joins ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel At Lionsgate
Exclusive: Tom Hopper, one of the stars of Netflix’s hit freshman series The Umbrella Academy, has signed on for The Hitman’s Bodyguard sequel from Lionsgate and Millennium Media. Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek and Richard E. Grant are returning for the follow-up along with director Patrick Hughes. Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, and Frank Grillo are also on board as filming is underway.

Set on the Amalfi coast, the pic follows the mismatched, high-octane trio who are unwillingly pulled onto the side of the good guys as they battle to save Europe from a vengeful and powerful zealot with a dangerously over-developed sense of national pride.

Hopper, who also starred in the Starz series Black Sails, will play Magnusson, another bodyguard in the film.

Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon are producing for Millennium alongside Campbell Grobman Films. Executive producers are Avi Lerner,
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Expendables 4 to reportedly be shot in Tunisia

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It's been quite a while since we've heard of any movement on The Expendables 4, the long gestating sequel belonging to the star-studded action franchise lead by Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham. The last installment of the series, as directed by Patrick Hughes, released in August of 2014 and saw the mercenary group coming to blows with a cutthroat arms…
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The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard casts Antonio Banderas with Richard E. Grant returning

With production on The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard officially underway, Deadline has reported that Antonio Banderas (Genius) has joined the film while Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) will reprise his role from the first film. The film sees Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek also reprising their roles.

The character Banderas is set to play is currently unknown, but Grant will reappear as the drug-addicted Mr. Seifart, a corporate client of Reynolds’ Michael Bryce who he hired after his career downfall. Grant only appeared at the beginning of the film and whether he has a larger role in the sequel or is just another hapless target remains to be seen.

Directed once again by Patrick Hughes, the sequel will take place on the Amalfi coast as it “follows the mismatched, high-octane trio who are unwillingly pulled onto the side of the good guys as
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Richard E. Grant, Antonio Banderas Join Ryan Reynolds in ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel

  • Variety
Richard E. Grant, Antonio Banderas Join Ryan Reynolds in ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel
Richard E. Grant and Antonio Banderas have joined the cast of the untitled sequel to Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek.

Grant, who was Oscar-nominated for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” will reprise his role from the 2017 original as a drug-addicted corporate executive. Variety reported earlier this month that Frank Grillo was joining the cast as an Interpol agent who needs the help of the characters played by Reynolds, Jackson, and Hayek to prevent a cyber attack in Europe. Morgan Freeman has also joined the cast.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” was released in the summer of 2017 and grossed $75.5 million in the U.S. and more than $176 million globally. Patrick Hughes is returning to direct from a script by Tom O’Connor. Production has launched in Italy. Filming will take place in London, Croatia, and Italy. Lionsgate will release the film in the United States and U.
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Antonio Banderas, Richard E. Grant Board Lionsgate’s ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel

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Antonio Banderas, Richard E. Grant Board Lionsgate’s ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel
Antonio Banderas has joined The Hitman’s Bodyguard sequel, with Oscar-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me? star Richard E. Grant signing on to reprise his role in the Lionsgate/ Millennium Media follow-up to the hit 2017 comedy action-thriller. Production is currently underway on The Hitman, with stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek, as well as director Patrick Hughes, returning.

Morgan Freeman and Frank Grillo are also set to co-star in the film, which will shoot in London, Croatia and Italy.

Set on the Amalfi coast, the pic follows the mismatched, high-octane trio who are unwillingly pulled onto the side of the good guys as they battle to save Europe from a vengeful and powerful zealot with a dangerously over-developed sense of national pride.

Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon are producing for Millennium alongside Campbell Grobman Films. Executive producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein
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The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard starts production, cast photo released

Production on the sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard has begun. Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) revealed the news after sharing a photo of himself, Samuel L. Jackson (Captain Marvel) and Salma Hayek (The Hummingbird Project) on the set of the film through his Instagram.

The photo shows off a blood-splattered Reynolds as bodyguard Michael Bryce alongside Jackson’s Darius Kincaid and Hayek’s Sonia Kincaid.

Directed once again by Patrick Hughes, the sequel will see Reynolds’ bodyguard Michael Bryce enlisted by hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Hayek) to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast.

Also set to star in the film is Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as an interpol agent looking to prevent a cyber attack in Europe, along with Morgan Freeman (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms) who has been cast in an as-yet-unrevealed role.

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Bloody ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Photo Reunites Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, & Samuel L. Jackson

Ryan Reynolds has given us our first glimpse at The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, the upcoming sequel to the 2017 surprise hit, The Hitman's Bodyguard. The image, shared to the Deadpool star's Instagram, reunites original stars Reynolds (The Bodyguard), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hitman), and Salma Hayek (The Wife). Based on the blood covering Reynolds' face, everything goes completely fine over the course of the film! The first movie, directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) from a script by Tom O'Connor (Fire With Fire), saw Reynolds playing Michael Bryce, an elite private security officer. Bryce …
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Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Begins Shooting, Ryan Reynolds Shares First Bloody Photo

Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Begins Shooting, Ryan Reynolds Shares First Bloody Photo
Earlier today, Samuel L. Jackson teased the return of his Darius Kincaid character in the upcoming sequel The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. Now we have word that shooting is underway, as Ryan Reynolds shares his own look behind-the-scenes, tagged with this special message.

"Two Guys, A Girl and-oh My God What The Fuck? Here we go again...

That's in refrenced to his old sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. Ryan Reynolds is covered in blood, though his two friends are not. The image reunites Reynolds as hitman Michael Bryce, alongside Selma Hayek as the hitman's wife Sonia, and Samuel L. Jackson as the hitman himself Darius Kincaid. Why is Bryce doused in thick red syrup while his friends aren't? Perhaps he jumped in front of a bullet to save them. That is his job, after all.

It was revealed last week that Frank Grillo had signed on for a good guy role,
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Morgan Freeman joins Ryan Reynolds on cast of ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ sequel

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Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of the Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson sequel vehicle, ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ the follow-up to 2017’s ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

Reynolds returns as Michael Bryce, Jackson reprises his role of Darius while Selma Hayek returns as Darius’s wife, Sonia. Patrick Hughes also returns to take the helm on a script from Tom O’Connor.

As you would expect, the plot for the sequel is a bit on the thin side for details, The new instalment sees plans by bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) to swear off violence derailed when hitman Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Hayek) entangle him in their mission to wreak havoc along the Amalfi Coast in an attempt to save Europe. As for who Freeman will be playing is unclear at this stage.

Also in the news – Nicole Kidman enters the running for role in ‘Cruella
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Morgan Freeman joins The Hitman’s Bodyguard sequel

With filming on The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard getting underway this month, Deadline is reporting that Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has become the latest addition to the cast of the follow-up to the hit 2017 action-comedy.

The sequel reunites director Patrick Hughes with The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek, while Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War) is also reportedly attached to star.

Although specific details are scarce, it has been revealed that the sequel will will see Reynolds’ bodyguard recruited by hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Hayek) to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast.

The Hitman’S Bodyguard is an action comedy about the world’s top protection agent and his new client: a notorious hitman. They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years but now must come together for 24 hours to get from England to The Hague.
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Morgan Freeman Joins Ryan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson In ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel

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Morgan Freeman Joins Ryan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson In ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel
Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) has signed on for The Hitman’s Bodyguard sequel from Lionsgate and Millennium Films. Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek are set to reprise their roles with Patrick Hughes is returning to direct from a screenplay by Tom O’Connor.

The latest installment, which is slated to begin filming this month, will follow Michael Bryce (Reynolds) who joins Darius (Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Hayek) on a mission along the Amalfi Coast.

The 2017 original grossed close to $80M domestic for Lionsgate and more than $180M worldwide.

Freeman was last seen on the big screen in Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and up next stars in the Lionsgate Olympus Has Fallen sequel Angel Has Fallen. He also serves as the host of National Geographic Channel’s The Story of God which follows Freeman as he travels to cities deemed the world’s holiest,
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Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Brings in Captain America Star Frank Grillo

The Hitman's Bodyguard 2, titled The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, has lined up its first new cast member. Frank Grillo, known for his roles as Brock Rumlow, aka Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, has signed on to star alongside returning cast members Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek. The sequel is expected to get underway soon, which means we should be hearing word of additional cast members signing on in the very near future.

According to a new report, Frank Grillo has closed a deal to star in the sequel and will see him as an ally to the returning characters. The Hitman's Bodyguard 2 is said to follow Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), who is enlisted by his former enemy Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Salma Hayek) to join them on a mission on the Amalfi Coast. Grillo is will play an
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Frank Grillo joins The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife

Variety is reporting that Frank Grillo has signed on to star in the action comedy sequel The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife, joining returning cast members Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek.

Directed once again by Patrick Hughes, the sequel will see Reynolds’ bodyguard Michael Bryce enlisted by hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Hayek) to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast. Grillo will reportedly portray an interpol agent looking to prevent a cyber attack in Europe.

Grillo has a host of projects on his slate, with the likes of Boss Level, Black and Blue, Once Upon a Time in Staten Island, Hell on the Border, Point Blank and Into the Ashes all in the can and expected to release this year.

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Frank Grillo Joins Ryan Reynolds in ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel (Exclusive)

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Frank Grillo Joins Ryan Reynolds in ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel (Exclusive)
Frank Grillo is joining Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” the sequel to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”

Salma Hayek will be returning as well. The original movie, released in the summer of 2017, grossed $75.5 million in the U.S. and more than $176 million globally.

Patrick Hughes will direct again from a script by Tom O’Connor. The Lionsgate sequel follows bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds), who’s enlisted by Jackson and Hayek’s characters to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast. Production is expected to start in March.

Grillo is expected to play an Interpol agent who needs Reynolds, Jackson, and Hayek’s help to prevent a cyber attack in Europe.

Grillo has a slew of projects set to bow in 2019, starting with the thriller “Donnybrook,” which also stars Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley. It hits theaters on Feb. 15. He will follow
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DJ Ervin Holton was murdered by Omar Robinson and Patrick Hughes — See No Evil spotlights the case

The murder of DJ Ervin Holton by Omar Robinson and Patrick Hughes is spotlighted in the latest episode of See No Evil on Investigation Discovery. On November 23, 2012, the 43-year-old was fatally shot while sitting outside on the porch of his home on 147 W. Saint Joseph Street in Easton, Pennsylvania. Hughes was arrested in connection to Holton’s death after his cellmate at Northampton County Prison told police he admitted to murdering Holton because of his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Green. Apparently, after ending her relationship with Hughes, Green started dating Holton and Hughes wasn’t too fond of it. Hughes’ cellmate […]

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Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek on board for The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife

Back in May it was reported that early development was underway on a sequel to last year’s hit action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and now comes word that the project is officially a go.

Titled The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife, the film will see the return of stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek, as well as director Patrick Hughes and screenwriter Tom O’Connor.

The film will see Reynolds’ bodyguard recruited by hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Hayek) to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast. Filming is slated to begin in March 2019.

Released last August, The Hitman’s Bodyguard was a solid hit for Summit and Lionsgate, grossing over $175 million at the global box office.

Via Variety

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Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Will Reunite Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds

The Hitman's Bodyguard 2, which is currently being called The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, will officially reunite Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, and Salma Hayek. The sequel was first announced back in May of this year, but the lead actors had not officially signed on at that time. Patrick Hughes is also returning to direct the comedy from a script written by Tom O'Connor, who wrote the original film. The Hitman's Bodyguard earned $75.5 million in the U.S. and more than $180 million globally.

In addition to The Hitman's Bodyguard 2 casting news, story details have been revealed. Ryan Reynolds is Michael Bryce, who has sworn off violence, but his life changes again when Samuel L. Jackson returns as Kincaid alongside his wife Sonia, played by Salma Hayek. They convince him to get in on another mission to wreak havoc along the Amalfi Coast, trying to save Europe. Production on the sequel is
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Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson's Sequel To Hitman's Bodyguard is Officially a Go

According to Variety, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek are officially set to return for the sequel to the action comedy Hitman’s Bodyguard.

The sequel is called The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and while there are no heavy details on the story, we know that the sequel “follows bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) enlisted by Jackson and Hayek’s characters to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast.”

The sequel was also previously described as "The Good. The Bad. And the Batshit cray." The movie will be directed by the director of the first film Patrick Hughes from a script written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy.

The first movie ended up be a fun and entertaining action flick and Reynolds and Jackson had great chemistry together, so it will be fun to see them back in action again.

Did you enjoy the first movie and
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