And I mean she kicks a lot of ass. There’s a reason people are calling Atomic Blonde the female John Wick.
Set in 1989 during the eve of the Berlin Wall’s collapse, Theron stars as badass MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton. The death of a fellow agent sees her sent on a mission Berlin to figure out who killed him and why. Apparently, this investigation will involve a lot of ridiculously cool fight scenes and shoot outs with the help of fellow agent David Percival. In the process, they uncover a plot threatening the West.
Looks like Broughton has a lot of fighting and shooting to do if this trailer is any indication.
Theron’s character is touted as a woman of many skills, and many of those skills are in display here. Forget John Wick, Atomic Blonde looks more like a ultra-violent James Bond movie, right down to the femme fatale for Broughton. It looks cool, violent, sexy, and has a kick-ass main character. The opening fight is freaking fire.
Plus, just check out the cast. Hell, I’m interested. This looks like a damn good time.
Atomic Blonde has a world release at South by Southwest on March 12. It releases in theaters on July 28. Besides Theron, the awesome cast includes James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, and James Faulkner.