WHO’S IN IT?

Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), James McAvoy (Split), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds), Eddie Marsan (The World’s End), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio), Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), James Faulkner (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Roland Møller (A Hijacking)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

David Leitch (John Wick), director; Kurt Johnstad (300), writer; A.J. Dix (The Butterfly Effect), Eric Gitter (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Beth Kono (Lady Vengeance), Kelly McCormick (Saint John of Las Vegas), Peter Schwerin (Scary Movie) and Charlize Theron (Monster), producers; Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy), composer; Jonathan Sela (Max Payne), cinematographer; Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir (Contraband), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1989, shortly before the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the shifting of superpower alliances, top-level MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is sent to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent. She reluctantly forms an uneasy alliance with Berlin station chief David Percival (McAvoy), and together they unleash their full arsenal of skills to take down a threat that could bring down the West’s entire intelligence operation…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Charlize Theron is slowly becoming the go-to action heroine in high-concept blockbusters, and as her fearless and awesome turn in Atomic Blonde shows, it’s for a very good reason.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017