Red Band ‘Atomic Blonde’ Trailer: Charlize Theron is a Sultry Killing Machine

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Charlize Theron kicks serious ass in the upcoming actioner Atomic Blonde.

Universal Pictures has unveiled the first red band trailer for the film, and oh boy, it looks like we’re in for one sexy, violent and oh-so slick pic.

Theron plays Secret Intelligence Service Agent Lorraine Broughton, who’s sent to Berlin in 1989 to deliver a priceless dossier out of the city. James McAvoy plays an embedded station agent assigned to help her out. Headshots, broken bones, lingerie, undercover “contact” and all round John Wick-ery ensue.

It comes as no real surprise this one comes from John Wick and future Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. The action look mighty reminiscent of the Reeves starrer, although one can assume Leitch will want to push the envelope even more in his first solo outing as director (he was co-director on Wick). If all goes well here, there will be even more confidence to be had for Deadpool 2‘s quality.

Atomic Blonde, also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, opens in the US on July 28 and arrives in Australia on August 3.

Synopsis for Atomic Kitten:

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.

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