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Morgan Freeman joins 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' sequel

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is set to star in Ryan Reynolds' "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard", the sequel to "The Hitman's Bodyguard".

The veteran has joined Frank Grillo, who was last cast in the film, reported Deadline.

No details are as yet available about Freeman's character.

and are set to return for the second installment.

is returning to direct and has penned the script.

The sequel follows Michael Bryce (Reynolds), who is enlisted by Jackson and Hayek's characters to join them on a mission along the

Production is expected to start this month.

Freeman's last cinematic outing was Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", which released months after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct on production sets or on promotional tours over his career spanning more than five decades.

He next stars in "Angel Has Fallen".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 10:45 IST