‘Atomic Blonde’ is coming, and new footage shown at CinemaCon 2017 showed us just how much Charlize Theron kicks total butt. Plus, more from Universal including ‘The Mummy’ & the hilarious ‘Girls Night’!
Charlize Theron, 41, was on hand at the Universal presentation during CinemaCon 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, March 28 for what is sure to be her next hit: Atomic Blonde. The Oscar-winning actress sat down with director David Leitch and co-star Sofia Boutella to chat about the film before revealing an exciting extended new trailer.
“She’s a b-tch,” Charlize said when asked who exactly the Atomic Blonde is. She also added that she chipped a tooth while filming the action movie, claiming she was off for her fourth root canal since the shoot to get it fixed. Ouch! “We worked our balls off. I have no more balls,” Charlize joked. “I am full girl now.”
In the new footage, which not only shows more of co-star James McAvoy‘s sidekick-esque role but also lots of gun slinging from Charlize, there is an incredibly steamy scene between her and Sofia. The two come face-to-face after Sofia’s character has allegedly been following Charlize’s, and what starts off as a fight turns into one of the raciest sex scenes ever. Is it hot in here, or is it just Charlize and Sofia?
Also part of Universal’s presentation was The Mummy, another film that co-stars newcomer Sofia Boutella. She is the first female ever cast as the iconic role, which was very exciting for her. “I think playing a monster was really interesting to me, but also the fact that the mummy was a woman was really interesting,” Sofia shared, adding that it was “fascinating” to make the film.
Sadly star Tom Cruise wasn’t present, but he introduced an extended trailer via a brief video from set. In the new trailer, we get much more of a feel for who The Mummy is this time around, as well as a look at Jake Johnson’s comedic relief character alongside Tom. At one point, Jake is bear crawling across a roof next to Tom while screaming, “We’re gonna die!” It was pretty funny, but still tied in perfectly with Sofia’s terrifying scenes as the mummy.
Girls Night is another exciting movie that came to play at CinemaCon, and the entire cast — including Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish — took the stage. Their chemistry was on fire right from the start, and all four ladies were bouncing jokes and one-liners off of each other throughout the entire presentation. “The sisterhood is really a big part of this movie,” Regina told the audience. However, Tiffany added that it was also one heck of a party while filming, calling herself a “professional turn up queen.” Too funny!
The film was shot entirely on location in New Orleans, Louisiana during Essence Fest, which was perfect since the film revolved around four old friends reuniting for a, well, Girls Trip. In the trailer, it’s a non-stop party that has some pretty wild moments. At one point, Jade Pinkett’s character gets stuck zip-lining over a crowded street while desperately needing to use the restroom — so you can guess what happens next. Yikes!
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