Atomic Blonde is a spy action thriller written by Kurt Johnstad, directed by David Leitch and based on Antony Johnston’s graphic novel ‘The Coldest City’ published in 2012.
The movie stars South African-born Hollywood actress Charlize Theron, in the role of Lorraine Broughton, a top-level MI6 agent sent to Berlin in the aftermath of the the Cold War; while teaming up with city’s station chief David Percival (played by James McAvoy), to take down a ruthless espionage ring that just murdered an undercover agent.
Albeit, Atomic Blonde which also stars John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Eddie Marsan, Til Schweiger, Roland Møller and Toby Jones, had its world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 12, 2017. The movie will not hit U.S. movie theatres until July 28, 2017.
Meanwhile, the kick-ass scenes in a recently released trailer for the film has got some quarters referring to Lorraine Broughton as the female version of the John Wick character. They may be just about right considering director David Leitch co-directed John Wick with Chad Stahelski.
However, we cannot wait to be delighted by our favourite Charlize in her ass-kicking glory, which we have not seen since Aeon Flux.
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