John Goodman

Creating a bold world for the Cold War thriller 'Atomic Blonde'

Creating a bold world for the Cold War thriller 'Atomic Blonde'

Rather than the gray skies, beige overcoats and grim tension of many thrillers set during the Cold War, the new film ”Atomic Blonde” exists in a boldly sensual world of neon-streaked lighting, high-glamour outfits, moody synth-pop and intense action. All of which is used to spotlight the hard-charging performance by star (and producer) Charlize Theron, who does much of her own on-screen fighting.

Adapted by screenwriter Kurt Johnstad from the graphic novel “The Coldest City” by Antony Johnston, which was illustrated by Sam Hart, the film is set in November 1989 as the Berlin Wall is about to come down. The focus is British MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron), who is sent to...

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