ATOMIC BLONDE is an upcoming breakneck action-thriller directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). It is based on the Oni Press graphic novel series The Coldest City, by Antony Johnston and illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay. Premiering at the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW), the film stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, and John Goodman.
The story 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 (McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.