Every so often, Charlize Theron wants to kick ass, or that’s how it seems. Whether it’s Aeon Flux, Fury Road or now Atomic Blonde, she is good at taking names and looking badass doing it. In Atomic Blonde. based on Antony Johnston’s graphic novel The Coldest Winter, that involves her beating up a lot of men, and getting sexy with a female French operative.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
‘A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.’
The film is due out in August. Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more…]