Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman's Bodyguard

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The stars of "The Hitman's Bodyguard" are ready for Round 2.

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are officially on board for the sequel, "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard," Variety reports. They'll be joined once again by co-star Salma Hayek.

In the original film, Reynolds played Michael Bryce, a bodyguard tasked with protecting Darius Kincaid (Jackson), a hitman due to testify against a dictator (Gary Oldman) at the International Criminal Court. The film followed them as they journeyed from London to the Netherlands, facing threats along the way. The two had a fun rapport in "The Hitman's Bodyguard," so we'll get to see it again in the sequel.

Sonia Kincaid (Hayek), Darius's wife, is back for more, as well, and may have a bigger role, based on the film's title. The three will embark on a new journey, this time along the Almafi Coast. Tom O'Connor wrote the script, and Patrick Hughes will direct.

It should be another adventure. Production is reportedly expected to begin in March.

[via: Variety]