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Sept. 22, 2020

Episode 29 - The Hitman's Bodyguard (and James Bond casting news)

Episode 29 - The Hitman's Bodyguard (and James Bond casting news)

So they put Deadpool and Nick Fury in a film together but they're not playing Deadpool or Nick Fury... kind of. Georgia's wild card pick brings us to 2017 and "The Hitman's Bodyguard": a film that wanted all the James Bond with all of the Deadpool 2 diff...


So they put Deadpool and Nick Fury in a film together but they're not playing Deadpool or Nick Fury... kind of. Georgia's wild card pick brings us to 2017 and "The Hitman's Bodyguard": a film that wanted all the James Bond with all of the Deadpool 2 different actors doing their best Samuel L. Jackson impression (hint: one of them is Samuel L. Jackson).  Join your favourite transatlantic film review crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia – as we head to Amsterdam and pretend it's England.  It's a Triple A rated 29th episode as we discuss:

  • The recent casting buzz about Tom Hardy and Ian makes a case for a 1-off Idris Elba Bond film.
  • What was the budget for Hitman's Bodyguard and why did they shoot in Amsterdam
  • What key decision was made about the script 2 weeks before shooting
  • What's the swear count on Samuel L. Jackson in this film
  • Is it accurate to call Ryan Reynolds the straight man in this film?
  • Can anyone recall the actual story?
  • Who has given Michelle Pfeiffer competition for a special place in Liam's heart
  • Is the correct term inoffensive or unoffensive
  • We pull double duty on media theorists this week
  • Whether or not The Hitman's Bodyguard is the best film ever