Charlize Theron is one those rare actresses who has managed to balance prestige fare (Oscar winner for “Monster”) with blockbuster-type stuff (“Mad Max: Fury Road”). Now, she’s signed for another one in the latter category. Theron is taking the starring role in “Atomic Blonde”, an adaptation of the Oni Press graphic novel by writer Antony Johnston and illustrator Sam Hart. “John Wick” director David Leitch will help,m, which is a promising sign for sure.
The project, formerly titled “The Coldest City”, has also attracted other respected actors like John Goodman and Toby Jones. Kurt Johnstad will pen the screenplay. Actually, production has already been underway for a while, since the movie is set to make its debut at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival in March. The artwork you see above is in fact an official teaser poster, with Theron looking all cool. Guess the announcement of her involvement is kinda late.
Here’s the official description of the source material: “Atomic Blonde offers a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. 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.”
“Atomic Blonde” also stars Til Schweiger (Tarort, Inglourious Basterds), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, The World’s End), and Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond, The Mummy).