This is shaping up to be a big year for Charlize Theron. She’s in the highly anticipated Fate of the Furious next month. That’d be a full year for a lot of stars, but Theron is also headlining Atomic Blonde.
From the first look of this decidedly NSFW trailer, this could be the movie I thought I was getting in Lucy.
Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (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 series ‘The Coldest City,’ by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.
This trailer looks crazy. Atomic Blonde wasn’t on my radar initially, but I’ll definitely be looking forward to checking it out now. Atomic Blonde arrives in theaters July 28.