In The Italian Job Charlize Theron played a tough and edgy thief. In Aeon Flux she was a decisive assassin. In Snow White and The Huntsman and The Huntsman: Winter’s War she was a ruthless, evil queen. In Mad Max: Fury Road she was a rebel road warrior. This year she adds another badass to her repertoire, an anti-hero named Lorraine Broughton, in the 1980s Cold War movie Atomic Blonde. Theron gets to play Jason Statham in any number of action films. Or the latest James Bond type. A bit Jack Reacher or John Wick. Or Van Damme in his heyday.
Bruce Willis and Chuck Norris, Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood wish they had moves like Theron’s portrayal of a cold-blooded spy in this new action spy thriller from stunt man-turned-director David Leitch (John Wick, Dead Pool 2). The latest trailer reveals a stylish, gritty, crazy-fun flick that any fan of Theron will be after.
The latest movie to be based on a graphic novel, Atomic Blonde is from Antony Johnston’s 2012 book. A great supporting cast boasts John Goodman, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, and another great actress taking Hollywood by storm: Star Trek Beyond and The Mummy’s Sofia Boutella.
Check out this trailer for Atomic Blonde: