Charlize Theron’s MI6 Thriller ‘The Coldest City’ Gets 2017 Release Date

     June 10, 2016


Charlize Theron‘s stock has been on the rise for the most part as of late. This is thanks largely to her role in Mad Max: Fury Road as Imperator Furiosa, but she’s been pretty consistent for quite some time. I’m not really a big fan of Monster, but her performance in the movie was inarguably a highlight of what was good about it, and she’s been similarly engaging in Prometheus, Young Adult, and the undervalued Hancock. She’ll next be seen in Fast 8, as a major baddie, and is also set to re-team with her Young Adult writer and director, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody.

the-coldest-city-bookJust as promising as those projects is The Coldest City, a thriller set in the world of MI6 agents, which Theron will star in alongside the likes of John Goodman, Toby Jones, James McAvoy, and Sofia Boutella; her Hancock co-star Eddie Marsan also appears in the cast. The film is being put out by Focus and directed by David Leitch, the uncredited co-director of John Wick, and now we have a solid release date for the action film: August 11th, 2017.  It’s not the most promising of release dates – February and August are usually the dead zones –  but after John Wick and the work Theron has been doing, there’s still plenty of promise for The Coldest City.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Coldest City:

A high-stakes, global action-thriller that takes place in the city of Berlin, on the eve of the Wall’s collapse and the shifting of superpower alliances. Charlize Theron (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) portrays Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, who is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons unknown. She is ordered to cooperate with Berlin station chief David Percival (James McAvoy of “X-Men”), and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West’s entire intelligence operation.


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