'The Protégé': Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer, And More

'The Protégé': Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer, And More

Maggie Q stars as an assassin seeking revenge in this John Wick-esque action thriller. Find out all the details here.

From the director of 'Casino Royale' and the studio that brought us, 'John Wick' comes another gripping tale of revenge. 'The Protégé' is an upcoming action film directed by Martin Campbell. It tells the story of a highly skilled female assassin tracking down the murderers of her adoptive father. 

The action film boasts an A-list cast headed by Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton. 

The script is written by Richard Wenk, who is known for his work on the action crime thriller, 'The Equalizer'.

Here is everything you need to know about 'The Protégé,' including plot, cast, release date, trailer, and more. 

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When Will 'The Protégé' Release?

'The Protégé' is coming to theaters on August 20, 2021, distributed by Lionsgate.

The film was previously titled 'Ana' and has been in development since 2017. The film finally entered production in January 2020 under the title 'The Asset.' Filming took place in Bucharest, London, and Da Nang.

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What Is The Plot Of 'The Protégé'? 

Maggie Q stars as Anna, a skilled assassin raised and trained by Moody (Samuel L. Jackson ), who is also a proficient assassin himself. After returning home and finding out that Moody is dead, Anna vows to take revenge. During her investigation, Anna discovers a link between Moody's death and an assassination mission he successfully carried out years ago. Anna returns to Vietnam to track her father's killers. Her search for answers led her to a mysterious person named Rembrandt (Michael Keaton). He warns Anna of the dangers that await her should she continue her search. Anna disregards his warnings and continues to look for the people responsible for her father's death and, in the process, develops a complex relationship with Rembrandt.

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Who Is Cast In 'The Protégé'? 

Maggie Q stars as Anna Dutton, an assassin seeking to take revenge on her adoptive father's death. 

Those who adore action films know Maggie Q from starring in flicks like 'Naked Weapon,' 'Mission: Impossible III' and 'Live Free or Die Hard/' Maggie also played the titular role in The CW action-thriller series 'Nikita'.

Samuel L. Jackson stars as Moody Dutton, Anna's adoptive father who raised Anna after he found her in the aftermath of a massacre in Saigon. Jackson is also no stranger to action films. Among his latest outings are 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' and 'Spiral.'

Michael Keaton plays Rembrandt, a mysterious person who Anna will meet while looking for her father's killers. He is best known for portraying the caped superhero in the 1989 film 'Batman'. He also received an Oscar nomination for his lead role in the 2014 film 'Birdman.'

Robert Patrick is also set to appear on the film for a supporting role.

Is There An Official Trailer For 'The Protégé'? 

Yes, there is! Lionsgate has already released the action-packed trailer for 'The Protégé'. Watch Moody's tragic death and how it puts Anna on a mission halfway across the globe to seek revenge. Check out the official trailer below. Once again, 'The Protégé' will release in theaters on August 20, 2021. 


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