In the trailer for the action-packed Cold War-era Atomic Blonde, which hit the web on Friday, you'll see Charlize Theron beat several men with her fists, a hot plate, and a refrigerator, jump off a building, seduce a rival female agent, relax in some sort of fruit-filled tub with a vodka on the rocks, and manage to look good doing it all. She's like James Bond in stilettos.
This trailer is the first glimpse of Theron as a sexy British (and yes, platinum blonde) MI6 spy, Lorraine Broughton, who's tasked with taking down an espionage ring before they take down her and her fellow agents. The assassin is thus sent on a mission to thwart a deadly adversary in Berlin just before the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, where she encounters another operative in James McAvoy and starts a tryst with a female agent, played by Algerian actress Sofia Boutella.
And though the roughly three-minute-long trailer manages to cover most relevant plot points, the fighting is most prominently featured. In fact, at least half of the preview is simply made up of Theron engaged in the brutal art of no holds barred combat—all while Queen's contrastingly upbeat 1974 hit "Killer Queen" plays in the background.
"Lorraine Broughton, an expert in escape and evasion, proficient in intelligence collection and hand-to-hand combat. That's an impressive set of skills," fellow spy Toby Jones says in the understatement of the year as a montage of Theron's intense fighting abilities plays onscreen.
The film, which is based on Antony Johnston's graphic novel The Coldest City and is set in post-Cold War Berlin, was directed by David Leitch, who has quite a bit of experience with the action-thriller set. Leitch co-directed John Wick and is set to take the reins on Deadpool 2, but before that, he worked on stunts for a whopping 82 films, including blockbusters V for Vendetta and 300.
The film is set to hit theaters July 28, but for now, check out all the action for yourself in the teaser below:
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