Charlize Theron is a spy in search of payback in the new trailer for Focus Features’ action-thriller “Atomic Blonde.” Directed by David Leitch (“John Wick”), the film stars Theron as MI6 operative Lorraine Broughton navigating a city filled with spies and traitors at every turn.
The trailer begins with Broughton stating, “I chose this life… and someday, it’s going to get me killed,” as she systematically takes out a room filled with trained killers. Once done, she takes a sip of her drink and declares, “But not today.” We learn that Broughton is an expert in intelligence collection and hand-to-hand combat. When she learns an agent she was close to was killed, Broughton must learn who is hunting MI6 operatives while trusting no one — not even James McAvoy, aka David Percival, Broughton’s contact in Berlin.
The film is an adaptation “The Coldest City,” the 2012 Oni Press graphic novel by writer Antony Johnston and artist Sam Hart, which follows MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton as she’s sent to Berlin in 1989, just days before the Berlin Wall fell, to retrieve a non-official cover (NOC) list taken from the body of another operative. Broughton teams up with Berlin’s station chief, played in the film by McAvoy, to retrieve the list and save the lives of Western intelligence agents.
Arriving in theaters June 28, “Atomic Blonde” stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and John Goodman.