Charlize Theron will lead a group of immortal mercenaries in Netflix's upcoming action film. Here are all the details you need to know about The Old Guard.
Atomic Blonde Charlize Theron will play an immortal mercenary in an upcoming film The Old Guard, a Netflix adaptation of a comic book with the same title.
While Theron is no stranger to stunts and action films, her latest role proved to be challenging even with Theron's impressive experience.
Here's the list of all the exciting details you need to know about The Old Guard.
The Old Guard tells the story of a group of immortal mercenaries who tried their best to keep their identities hidden. They are led by an Ax-wielding, millennia-old warrior (Theron) and spent centuries honing their battle skills while living their lives in extreme privacy.
However, as they reach the 21st century, they find it harder to keep their identities secret. They soon find themselves targeted by unknown enemies who are keen to uncover the secrets behind their immortality.
The group found an unlikely ally in the form of a U.S. Marine named Nile. A freshly turned immortal, she is the first recruit in centuries.
The group will have to fight for their freedom and to make sure their identities remain in the dark.
The film is expected to be jam-packed with intense action sequences and laced with a good amount of emotional scenes as the immortal deals with loneliness and seeing their loved ones deteriorate while they remain ageless.
Theron already shared that the role requires intense training revealing she “had the most incredible shoulders after.” The 44-year-old actress has done a lot of stunts in her career but not something like this.
“You have to learn to fight with that ginormous thing in a way where you don’t kill the person that you’re fighting with," Theron said via Yahoo!
The film is based on Eisner-winning writer Greg Rucka and acclaimed artist Leandro Fernandez comic book of the same title.
The film will feature two strong female characters with incredible stories.
Charlize Theron will play as Andy (Andromache of Scythia), leader of the group. KiKi Layne will portray Nile Freeman, the newly found immortal.
Also part of the cast is Marwan Kenzari as Joe (Yusuf Al-Kaysani), Matthias Schoenaerts as Booker (Sebastian le Livre), Luca Marinelli as Nicky (Nicolo di Genova), Chiwetel Ejiofor as Copley and, Harry Melling as Merrick.
Gina Prince-Bythewood is set to direct the film.
The Old Guard is set to release on July 10, 2020, on Netflix. This is one of Netflix's biggest recent acquisition for 2020.
Netflix has already posted an official poster for the film with the caption "It's a hard world out there, even for immortals."
It’s a hard world out there, even for immortals. The Old Guard is coming to Netflix on July 10th. pic.twitter.com/3Fr1eToSnU— NX (@NXOnNetflix) May 19, 2020
Yes there is. The official trailer dropped yesterday. Check it out below.