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Samuel L. Jackson Wrote A NSFW Gospel Song For The Hitman's Bodyguard

Samuel L. Jackson is already an Oscar-nominated actor, but now he can add professional lyricist to his resume. The actor revealed on Friday that he had written a song for the soundtrack for his upcoming action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, with the film's composer saying that the R-rated gospel track started out as an ad-lib on set but eventually made its way onto the movie's soundtrack. You can listen to the NSFW song, titled "Nobody Gets Out Alive," above.

The HItman's Bodyguard stars Jackson as the legendary hitman Darius Kincaid. When Kincaid is called to testify against a ruthless dictator (Gary Oldman), Interpol assigns him executive protection agent Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) to keep him safe. However, Bryce and Kincaid have a long and storied history, and their partnership doesn't exactly go over smoothly.

The action comedy has been playing off the hilarious interactions between Jackson and Reynolds in its trailers, and it appears that that dynamic carried over on set as well, ultimately leading Jackson's musical moment. "[Jackson] and Ryan Reynolds were sitting, just the two of them, in his car talking, and he just kind of breaks out into song," said composer Atli Orvarsson in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog. "I think it was more or less improvised on the set." Orvarsson said that director Patrick Hughes realized that Jackson was making up something worth using and sent the idea to the composer to help arrange it.

Orvarsson and Jackson collaborated from across the world, with Orvarsson traveling the world recording different segments in places like London and New York. "It was an international collage," he said. "There is a gospel element too. At the end of the day, Samuel Jackson's character is a hitman, but his history, you learn in the film, is very complicated and there's kind of a gospel aspect to his character and his story." 

Elodie Yung, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almedia, Kirsty Mitchell, Sam Hazeldine, and Richard E. Grant also star in The Hitman's Bodyguard, which was directed by The Expendables 3's Hughes based on a script from Fire with Fire's Tom O'Connor. The movie, one of many that will blow you away this summer, is due out on August 18.