I have been waiting for a movie like Atomic Blonde ever since Angelina Jolie gave me a taste of what a female James Bond/Jason Bourne could be in Mrs. & Mrs. Smith, a badass lady spy who is as complex as her male counterparts and afforded the same casual sexuality and moral ambiguity. The first trailer established that Theron can hold her own against even the most unforgiving of action sequences. No fast cut edits here. The actress put in the training, even sparring against Keanu Reeves, who was preparing for John Wick 2. Now the second trailer for Atomic Blonde intercuts sweet action with the plot.
From the official synopsis:
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.
What that doesn’t say, but the new trailer does, is someone has double-crossed Agent Broughton. And based on what she’s capable of doing with everyday objects like high heels and rope, those people are going to be sorry they ever joined Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service.
Atomic Blonde arrives in theaters on July 28, 2017,