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Charlize Theron goes neo-noir in first ‘Atomic Blonde’ trailer

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As promised earlier this week, Universal released the first full-length trailer for “Atomic Blonde” today. The film features Oscar winner Charlize Theron, and will release in theaters later this summer.

“Atomic Blonde” is an action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin during a time of revolution and destruction. An agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is on what seems to be an impossible mission. In the film Agent Broughton is sent alone, into the heart of Berlin, to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city. During the mission she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) who is helping her navigate a way through the city, and through the clutches of Berlin’s spies.

Atomic Blonde was directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2), and also stars John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones. The film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel series “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay for the adaptation.

The film was produced by Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, Kelly McCormick, Eric Gitter and Peter Schwerin, with Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg, Joe Nozemack, Steven V. Scavelli, Ethan Smith, David Guillod and Kurt Johnstad serving as executive producers.

“Atomic Blonde” will also be making a very special debut at the SXSW festival this year, so if you’re attending the event, be sure to keep a look out for the production.

The film is set to release in July, and even though it has an amazing cast, it will have a lot of competition at the box-office. The action-thriller will most likely win its opening weekend, since the film is only opening against Sony’s “The Dark Tower” and the documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel,” but earlier releases may bite into the film’s debut.

“Atomic Blonde” is opening only one-week after Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” epic, and the sci-fi adventure “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”. Should those films prove to be blockbuster successes, it could spell trouble for “Atomic Blonde”. The film is also opening only two-weeks after FOX’s “War for the Planet of the Apes”, and three-weeks after Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. With any luck, those expected blockbusters will lose their luster by the time “Atomic Blonde” hits the theaters.