Charlize Theron is proving to be a real force to be reckoned with in her combat skills, coming off the back of her appearance in Fast and Furious 8 where she plays villainous Cipher who will stop at absolutely nothing in her world domination, comes the second trailer for her John Wickesq outing, Atomic Blonde.
In the first trailer, we witnessed Theron kicking and punching her way through a horde of men before finding out she was, in fact, a secret agent tasked with a mission to stop her fellow agents from being picked off one by one with a less than gentlemanly James McAvoy in tow.
Atomic Blonde, which made its debut at SXSW Film Festival back in March, met with a mixed reaction from critics who described it as ‘technically dazzling’ yet has an ‘empty plot’, is being described as a sleek action with gritty sexuality. With Theron as the protagonist here adding the sexy element, she is proving yet again she isn’t just a pretty face to be typecast into certain roles but proving her acting prowess has a diverse range.
Atomic Blonde is based on the Oni Press graphic novel “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. The John Wick style of violence comes from the man behind the camera, director David Leitch, who will also be directing the upcoming Deadpool 2, and see’s John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan and Toby Jones joining Theron, Sophia Boutella and McAvoy on the cast list.
Atomic Blonde is out in UK cinemas August 11.
Atomic Blonde Official Synopsis
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) is equal parts spy craft, 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 destabilised city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.