Ryan Reynolds calls his new film with Samuel L. Jackson a 'buddy action-mance'

Reynolds and Jackson open up about "The Hitman's Bodyguard," saying it is the perfect mashup of action, comedy and a bit of romance.
2:24 | 08/11/17

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Pairing two of Hollywood's top stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson teaming up F "The hitman's bodyguard." They told Jesse palmer all about it. My job is to keep you out of harm's way. I am harm's way. Reporter: It is a perfect mash-up of action. Ah. Right in the ear. Reporter: And comedy. This man killed over 150 people. 250 easy. Reporter: Starring the dynamic duo of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. It's like a buddy action Mance. Reporter: In the film Reynolds' character is charged with the task of protecting a hit man. Did you think it could be a seamless and natural as it -- I had a gut feeling about it because I wouldn't do this thing without him. Reporter: The film brings the laughs but it's also packed with surprises. You're both really good singers. ??? Singing in Italian. Well, singing in Italian, he can do a baritone and falsetto. Reporter: Jackson got an opportunity to debut another hidden talent in the film, songwriting. ??? Nobody gets out alive ??? Reporter: Improvising this little diddy in the middle of a scene. They came back and asked me to write the rest of that song. How did this differ from anything else you've done. Ryan, being in a film with him. What was it like working with a legend like him. It's something I wanted to do forever. When he said yes I thought, wow, this is great. Are you kidding me? Come on. Reporter: Of course since this is a bodyguard film I couldn't leave without asking a vital question. Better bodyguard, Kevin Costner Orion Reynolds? I'm going to go with Ryan. Generous because my character is an emotional moron. Really? What happened to the seat belt rule. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Jesse palmer, ABC news, Los Angeles. Thanks to Jesse for that. "The hitman's bodyguard" hits theaters next Friday.

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