PICS: Charlize Theron is an ancient warrior in new Netflix movie


Charlize Theron looks every bit the warrior in the first look images of her upcoming movie.

In the Netflix film, The Old Guard, the Oscar winner plays Andy, the head of a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die, who have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries.

When the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission, and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it's up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetise their power by any means necessary.

The film is based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka and is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball).

Other cast members include Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

On Thursday the streaming service released three images of the action film that will premiere on 10 July.


Charlize Theron in The Old Guard.

(IN ACTION: Charlize Theron (Andy), Luca Marinelli (Nicky), Matthias Schoenaerts (Booker), Marwan Kenzari (Joe) in The Old Guard. Amy Spinks/Netflix)

Marwan Kenzari (Joe), Matthias Schoenaerts (Booker

(THE CREW: Marwan Kenzari (Joe), Matthias Schoenaerts (Booker), Charlize Theron (Andy), Luca Marinelli (Nicky) and Kiki Layne (Nile) in The Old Guard. Amy Spinks/Netflix)

Kik Layne, director Gina Prince-Bythewood and Char

(BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Charlize Theron (Andy), Luca Marinelli (Nicky), Matthias Schoenaerts (Booker), Marwan Kenzari (Joe) in The Old Guard. Amy Spinks/Netflix)

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Charlize spoke about the ancient character she is playing, saying: "It was important to feel the weight of thousands and thousands of years on her.

"The worst part for her is just feeling like she's not doing anything. So, what is the point, you know? She's lost faith, not just in herself but in humanity. I think a lot of people can relate to that at this moment in time. We go through periods in life where we just look at the world and go, Oh, my God… You just feel like you're pushing a rock up a mountain."

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