Gunpowder Milkshake Trailer: Karen Gillan Is A Badass Gunslinger Who Loves Kittens

Gunpowder Milkshake Trailer: Karen Gillan Is A Badass Gunslinger Who Loves Kittens

Karen Gillan teams up with a secret sisterhood of female assassins to end the continuing cycle of violence.

Karen Gillan is crushing the ranks of Hollywood, one badass female at a time. In her new movie, Gunpowder Milkshake, she is like John Wick, just a whole lot sassier. (Can all the feminists give me a break on this one?)

Studio Canal has released the first action-packed trailer for Gunpowder Milkshake. The film will be headed directly to Netflix and stars a talented cast, which includes Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti, Michelle Yeoh, and Carla Gugino. It follows a young woman named Sam, who is part of a secret sisterhood of female assassins. They band together to end the continuing cycle of violence. 

The streaming giant purchased the United States distribution rights and will release the film in July.


The official synopsis, as per Netflix, reads:

Sam (KAREN GILLAN) was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet (LENA HEADEY), an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. She uses her “talents” to clean up The Firm’s most dangerous messes. She’s as efficient as she is loyal. But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl - Emily (CHLOE COLEMAN). With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates, The Librarians (MICHELLE YEOH, ANGELA BASSETT and CARLA GUGINO). These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.

Navot Papushado directs the film. It began filming in June 2019 and ended in August 2019.

Gillan shared a behind-the-scenes video to honor the end of filming with the caption:

THAT’S A WRAP!!!!!! Can’t quite believe we’ve finished production on Gunpowder Milkshake!!My god it’s been one hell of a brilliant experience. I’ve loved playing this character and putting my spin on an assassin. Our fearless director @navot has some seriously original sequences in store for you all! I can’t wait for you to see this movie!! Thanks to the whole cast and crew. Except @iamlenaheadey who was an absolute terror.


Gunpowder Milkshake is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on July 14th in the US and on July 21 internationally.

Are you excited to see Karen Gillan shoot some baddies in Gunpowder Milkshake?

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