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Soundtracks 15/06/2021

'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' By Atli Orvarsson

'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' By Atli Orvarsson

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Milan Records has digitally released the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the upcoming action-comedy sequel, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, starring Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds, and Samuel L. Jackson. Composer Atli Örvarsson returns with a score even more elaborate and bombastic than the first. The album is comprised of 18 high-energy tracks that will have listeners enthralled from start to finish. The soundtrack is available today on all major streaming platforms. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard will hit theaters nationwide on Wednesday, June 16.

In the film, the world's most lethal odd couple - bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) - are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Joining in the fun and deadly mayhem is Morgan Freeman as...well, you'll have to see.

Of the soundtrack, Atli Örvarsson says, "Director Patrick Hughes and I had been discussing this sequel since the first movie came out. I visited the set twice while working on the score, so it felt like the music became an organic part of the film. I used several of the themes from the original film, but added some new material as well, so it feels a bit like The Hitman's Bodyguard music on steroids! Working with Patrick is always so much fun and he gives me a lot of artistic freedom, so I was absolutely delighted to come back to score this hilarious sequel!"

Title: The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Artists: Atli Örvarsson
Release: Digital
Label: Milan Records
Date: June 11, 2021

1. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
2. Aristotle Theme
3. Helicopter Chase
4. Flashback of Mom
5. Kidnapped by Interpol
6. Cafe Shootout
7. Aristotle Captures the Gang
8. Save Europe
9. Bryce's Father
10. Sonia & Bryce Rescue Darius
11. Sonia Calls Kincaid
12. Decoy Boat
13. Sea Burial
14. Aristotle Kills Leaker
15. Fantasy Escape
16. Dad Works for Aristotle
17. Fight Magnusson and Zento
18. The Honeymoon

Raised in the small town of Akureyri in the north of Iceland, Atli Örvarsson relocated to Los Angeles early on to pursue a career in composition. There, Atli worked extensively alongside prolific TV veteran Mike Post and Hollywood legend Hans Zimmer, which launched his career leading him to score over 40 films and countless TV shows.
He recently scored the Apple TV+ limited series Defending Jacob, starring Chris Evans, and the Netflix comedy Eurovision, starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. His latest project is the action-comedy follow up film The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard releasing in June 2021.
Atli's accolades include winning the HARPA Nordic Film Composer Award for his acclaimed score to Rams, several ASCAP and BMI Film and TV Music Awards, a "Breakthrough of the Year" nomination with the IFMCA Awards in 2009, plus he was nominated for the prestigious World Soundtrack Academy's "Discovery of the Year Award" for his score for Babylon A.D in 2009 and his score for Ploey: You Never Fly Alone was nominated for a "Public Choice Award" in 2018.

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