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    In a twist worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster, the viral video of a high-speed chase through the Amsterdam canals – which was alleged to be showing the son of a high-ranking Russian official– actually turned out to be a scene from a new movie starring Hollywood legends Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds.

    The video, which shows a speedboat flying through the Dutch capital while being chased by a Porsche, caused a huge stir in Russia when several media outlets claimed the car was driven by the son of Russia’s children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov.

    Little did they know they were actually watching the footage of an elaborate Hollywood stunt.

    Doing a speed run for my next take! Big fun, Big Doughnuts in the Canal! BTW, that's my Stunt Double, Venice's finger!!!

    Видео опубликовано Samuel L Jackson (@samuelljackson) Июл 11 2016 в 8:35 PDT

    Samuel L. Jackson, 67, and his stunt double were captured hurtling  down one of the city’s canals in a speedboat with a man in a Porsche Cayenne SUV driving alongside the canal and firing away at them.

    Working in the canals today. Sorry, my dumb ass had the camera the wrong way, couldn't figure out rotating the video, Yada Yada Yada!!

    Видео опубликовано Samuel L Jackson (@samuelljackson) Июл 10 2016 в 1:55 PDT

    The man himself later uploaded a video of himself in the boat, with dozens of fans standing behind him.

    Speedboat Gunfight in the Canals today!! Fun Fun Fun!!

    Фото опубликовано Samuel L Jackson (@samuelljackson) Июл 7 2016 в 6:32 PDT

    The Hitman's Bodyguard, scheduled to hit the screens about a year from now, also features Hollywood stars Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek and Ryan Reynolds.

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