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Chris Hemsworth Reunites With Avengers: Infinity War Directors For Dhaka

Given their first collaboration, Avengers: Infinity War, was a gangbuster at the box office, Chris Hemsworth has decided to reunite with Joe and Anthony Russo on the Netflix drama Dhaka.

According to Deadline, the Thor: Ragnarok star has signed on to portray a “physically brave” but “emotional coward” in the film, which will be penned by none other than Marvel Cinematic Universe mogul Joe Russo. Reportedly, Hemsworth will play a man who, amongst wrestling with “his identity and sense of self,” must liberate an Indian boy from capture.

Set in India, Dhaka will be produced by Joe and Anthony Russo under their Agbo banner. Also producing is Mike Larocca – executive producer on the upcoming Chadwick Boseman-led 17 Bridges – and Chris Hemsworth, through his Thematic Entertainment.

Behind the camera, long-time stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave – who served as the stunt double for Chris Evans in The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier – will make his directorial debut.
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Chris Hemsworth signs up for kidnap action drama Dhaka

Marvel star Chris Hemsworth has become the latest A-lister to make his way to Netflix, with Deadline reporting that he’s set to headline Dhaka, a kidnap extraction drama which will mark the feature directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, a second unit director and stunt coordinator on Avengers: Infinity War.

The film will see Hemsworth playing a physically brave but emotionally cowardly man has to come to terms with his identity and sense of self when he is tasked with liberating a kidnapped Indian boy who is being held in Dhaka.

Dhaka is being produced by Agbo, the new studio founded by Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who will reunite with Hemsworth on next year’s Avengers 4. Joe Russo has also penned the script for the film.

See Also: Chris Hemsworth says Thor: The Dark World is “meh”

The Russos also have an established working relationship with Hargrave,
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Chris Hemsworth set to become a hero again in kidnap drama Dhaka

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Chris Hemsworth has signed up to take the lead in the action film Dhaka from first time director and Avengers stuntman, Sam Hargrave.

The action flick will see Hemsworth play a physically brave but an emotionally insecure man who has to liberate a kidnapped boy, along the way coming to terms with his identity and sense of self.

The film is set to be a bit of an Avengers reunion. Hargrave was Chris Evans’ stunt double in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and went on to become the stunt coordinator in Captain America: Civil War, plus he also participated in some second unit directing in Avengers: Infinity War. The project also comes from production company Agbo – a production company set-up by Avengers: Infinity War filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo. Joe Russo also penned the script.

Also in the news – Dwayne Johnson to head up Warner Bros. feature ‘King’

Hemsworth, Mike Larocca
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Chris Hemsworth to Star in Action Movie Directed By Captain America Stunt Double

Chris Hemsworth to Star in Action Movie Directed By Captain America Stunt Double
Chris Evans has embodied Captain America on screen for the past seven years, but another person has also worn that iconic suit during some of Cap’s more harrowing adventures: Sam Hargrave, a stunt performer who has gone on to be the stunt coordinator for movies like Suicide Squad and Avengers: Infinity War. Hargrave is set […]

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Chris Hemsworth to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Dhaka’ Directed By Chris Evans’ Stunt Double

Tough as it may be to remember that Chris Hemsworth is not an Australian Thunder God in real life, the man does have an McU adjacent slate to fill. THR reports that the next project on the Thor actor's schedule is Dhaka, a Netflix action-thriller set in India written and produced by Avengers: Infinity War directors The Russo Brothers. The film will mark the directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, a longtime stunt coordinator who also served as stunt double for Chris Evans in both The Avengers and Captain America: Civil War. According to THR, Dhaka "…
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Chris Hemsworth to Star in Action Thriller 'Dhaka' for Russo Bros.

Chris Hemsworth to Star in Action Thriller 'Dhaka' for Russo Bros.
Chris Hemsworth will star in Dhaka, an action thriller set up at Netflix that will mark the directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, a stunt coordinator who also acts as the stunt double for Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Joe and Anthony Russo, who worked with Hemsworth and Hargrave when they directed Avengers: Infinity War and two Captain America movies, are producing via their Agbo banner.

Written by the Russos, the story tells of a weary mercenary named Rake (Hemsworth) who is hired to save the son of a businessman.

The project is set to begin shooting in November and film until March in locales ...
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Busy Agbo Sets India Kidnap Drama ‘Dhaka’ At Netflix: Chris Hemsworth Stars & Sam Hargrave Helms Joe Russo Script

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Busy Agbo Sets India Kidnap Drama ‘Dhaka’ At Netflix: Chris Hemsworth Stars & Sam Hargrave Helms Joe Russo Script
Exclusive: For a couple of guys whose summer entry Avengers: Infinity War became only the fourth ever to top $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, and — at least until their sequel next summer — wiped out a good portion of the signature characters of the Marvel universe, Joe and Anthony Russo have been extreme multi-taskers, moving in overdrive to get their Agbo studio up and running. They’ve just firmed with Netflix plans for an India and Thailand shoot for Dhaka, a kidnap extraction drama that will star Chris Hemsworth — whose Thor character is central to the two Avengers films — and marks the feature directorial debut of Sam Hargrave. He has graduated from being Chris Evans’ stunt double in Captain America: The Winter Soldier to fight to stunt coordinator in Captain America: Civil War, to holding those jobs plus some second unit directing in Avengers: Infinity War. Dhaka is a script written
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Here’s An Extended Bts Look At Avengers: Infinity War’s Titan Fight Scene

For the first time since Avengers: Infinity War opened stateside on April 27th, you can finally catch a snippet, or two, of the titular supergroup as they come face-to-face with the Mad Titan from the comfort of your own couch.

With the pic scheduled to make the intergalactic journey to home video next month – digitally this coming Tuesday – Marvel and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have been slowly releasing some of the bonus content that’ll be accompanying the fourth ever ticket booth titan to conquer the elusive $2 billion plateau onto home video.

At San Diego Comic-Con last week, we got our first look at a deleted scene from the Anthony and Joe Russo-directed blockbuster, which should be included on your physical copy. Not only that, but earlier this week, we posted a Bts clip of Robert Downey Jr. and Josh Brolin in action and just yesterday, we got
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Film Review: Wolf Warrior 2 (2017) Starring Wu Jing

After the enormous success of part one, director/star Wu Jing decided to follow-up his jingoistic, military-heavy action film with yet another round of bigger, bolder and louder action in this sequel. Employing many of the same themes as the original, yet enhancing the spectacular action attributes from it’s lead star, ‘Wolf Warrior 2,’ or under its original name ‘Zhan lang II,’ emerges as one of the most purely enjoyable old-school action movie throwbacks in the genre.

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Hoping to retire to a quiet life, Leng Feng (director Wu Jing, also from part 1) finds himself thrust into action when Chinese and African forces collide in the middle of a Civil War. During the course of battle, he finds himself tasked with rescuing several civilians behind enemy lines including Rachel Prescott Smith (Celina Jade, from the TV series “Arrow”) who is trapped behind enemy lines on a medical relief mission.
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We Tried It: Learning to Fight Baddies Like Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde

We Tried It: Learning to Fight Baddies Like Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde
What it is: Learning fight choreography inspired by Charlize Theron‘s kickass super agent in Atomic Blonde.

Who tried it: Kara Warner, People magazine staff writer

Why we tried it: Who doesn’t want to look/be like Charlize Theron? Especially the cool-as-a-cucumber, insanely fit and oh-so-chic super agent Theron plays in Atomic Blonde (out now on DVD/Blu-ray). When the opportunity arose to learn some of the fight choreography inspired by the David Leitch-directed action thriller, in which Theron kicks major ass as undercover MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton sent on a deadly mission to investigate a murder and
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‘Atomic Blonde’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgård, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Roland Moller | Written by Kurt Johnstad | Based on “The Coldest City” by Antony Johnston & Sam Hart | Directed by David Leitch

An ice cool Charlize Theron kicks plenty of ass in this stylish Cold War action thriller from the co-director of John Wick, but the script leaves a lot to be desired.

Sporting a distractingly dodgy British accent and a Debbie Harry-style peroxide blonde hair-do, Theron plays MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton, who’s sent into Cold War Berlin to investigate the murder of a fellow agent (Sam Hargrave) and recover a missing list of undercover agents. Her contact in Berlin is shady MI6 station officer David Percival (James McAvoy), who seems to have gone a little too deep undercover as a contraband-toting wheeler-dealer and appears to have his own agenda.

Sure enough, Lorraine
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Movie Review – Atomic Blonde (2017)

Atomic Blonde, 2017.

Directed by David Leitch.

Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, Bill Skarsgård, Sam Hargrave, James Faulkner, and Roland Møller.


An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

All the hallmarks to compare Atomic Blonde to John Wick are there: one-half of the John Dick directorial team, the stunt-choreographer-cum-filmmaker David Leitch is directing this film; the protagonist is an efficient, reputable, and skilful killer; the fight sequences are visually incredible, with Atomic Blonde offering one sequence that many will talk about long after seeing it (more shall be discussed later); it has the retro-aesthetic reminiscent of action years from the 80s and 90s, which in Atomic Blonde‘s instance the film is set in the late 80s; Charlize Theron
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Today in Movie Culture: 'The Disaster Artist' Redone in Lego, 'Atomic Blonde' Stunt Sequence Breakdown and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Remade Trailer of the Day: Yes, even The Disaster Artist had its trailer redone in Lego, by a 14 year old. And the movie's distributor, A24, just interviewed him. Stunt Showcase of the Day: Watch Atomic Blonde stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave break down the movie's best fight sequence (via /Film): Alternate Poster of the Day: Netflix released a new poster for Season 2 of Stranger Things inspired by one of the posters for Stand By Me: Check out this 'Stand By Me'-inspired poster for @Stranger_Things! #StrangerThingsSeason2 — One Minute Critic (@1MinuteCritic) August 3...

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‘Atomic Blonde’: How They Turned One Amazing Action Scene Into a Seven-Minute Long Take

‘Atomic Blonde’: How They Turned One Amazing Action Scene Into a Seven-Minute Long Take
It’s one of the most stunning seven minutes of filmed action in years. Undercover MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) enters an apartment building to find and stop the snipers making it impossible to sneak her asset, Spyglass (Eddie Marsan), out of East Berlin. In one long take — or at least what would appear to be one — she fights a series of well-trained assassins, using both hand-to-hand combat and her gun in a scene that is both viscerally exciting and edge-of-your-seat thrilling.

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IndieWire recently talked with Sam Hargrave, the “Atomic Blonde” second-unit director and stunt coordinator, who both choreographed and shot (camera operator) the scene to find out how they pulled off this remarkable piece of filmmaking.

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Director David Leitch was a legendary stunt coordinator/second-unit director in his own right – with “Bourne,
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Why ‘Atomic Blonde’ Earns Its Steamy Charlize Theron Lesbian Sex Scene

Why ‘Atomic Blonde’ Earns Its Steamy Charlize Theron Lesbian Sex Scene
Savvy lesbian cinephiles have learned to be on guard whenever lesbian sex pops up onscreen — especially when it’s coming from a straight male director. While gay men are often portrayed as desexualized comedic relief in Hollywood, lesbians are used for hyper-sexual titillation. Viewers eager for a feminist icon in Charlize Theron’s ball-busting “Atomic Blonde” character Lorraine Broughton should keep their hopes in check, but she does exhibit a refreshingly no-fucks-given fluid sexuality.

Read More‘Atomic Blonde’: Charlize Theron Addresses James Bond Rumors, ‘Mad Max’ Sequel, and Women Who Kick Ass

A British spy tasked with tracking down a double agent in Berlin just before the fall of the Wall, Lorraine takes out an endless stream of bad guys with killer moves and a poker face so neutral she barely registers a personality. “John Wick” co-director David Leitch makes his official directorial debut with flair, even if the plot is a little predictable.
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Atomic Blonde – Review

(l-r) Charlize Theron and Sofia Boutella as Cold War era spies in East Berlin, in Atomic Blonde. Photo by Jonathan Prime. (c) Focus Features LLC

Yes, no doubt about it: Charlize Theron as a cool, efficient spy in Atomic Blonde makes James Bond look like a little old lady. This is the female action star we have been waiting for., even if the film is not perfect.

Atomic Blonde is adapted from a graphic novel, “The Coldest City,” directed by David Leitch, who helmed John Wick and is set to direct Deadpool 2. The film retains a kind of graphic novel noir visual style. Neon lights dominate, as does half-lighting and cigarette smoke. The visual style sets the mood well but the real fun of the film is in seeing Theron is the action sequences.

Charlize Theron and a wonderful handful of breath-taking, non-stop fight scenes are the major reason
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‘Atomic Blonde’ Review: The Cold War Goes Nuclear Sexy

The end of the 1980s saw the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin wall, which changed the world -- especially the spy world -- in a great many ways. Without a war to fight in, many spies were left, well, in the cold. In the new film Atomic Blonde, spies from most of the world powers are converging in Berlin in November of 1989, all seeking a mysterious watch that contains a list of every single operative from every spy agency, and he who holds this list could not only win the Cold War for their country, but possibly destroy the other nations in the process. To put it lightly, the stakes have never been higher.

Atomic Blonde stars Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton, an agent with Britain's MI6, who is sent to Berlin after the previous agent (Sam Hargrave, who also serves as the film's stunt choreographer) was killed.
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Charlize Theron kicks major ass in “Atomic Blonde”

There’s a fight sequence almost two thirds of the way through Atomic Blonde that I’m convinced is going to go down as an all time classic. It will rock your socks, plain and simple. The whole movie actually is pretty strong when it comes to action sequences. That being said, the real selling point is Charlize Theron, who turns in her most kick ass performance to date. She’s truly spectacular here, showing that what she did in Mad Max: Fury Road (we can pretend things like Aeon Flux never happened) wasn’t a one off. This week, the film hits theaters and should delight those of you who wish more women would get to kick some ass. Trust me, ass is kicked here, to say the least. Discussing the plot of this movie is kind of dumb, since it makes no sense, but here goes nothing. Told in flashbacks,
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How Charlize Theron Prepared for the Intense Fight Scenes in Atomic Blonde: 'Her Ability Was Incredible'

How Charlize Theron Prepared for the Intense Fight Scenes in Atomic Blonde: 'Her Ability Was Incredible'
That isn’t a stunt double landing punches, knocking out bad guys and saving the world in Atomic Blonde — that’s all Charlize Theron.

The actress, 41, took on her role as MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton in full, training for two to three hours a day in all kinds of martial arts for six weeks before filming even started.

“The entire stunt team was very pleasantly surprised at her overall physical ability,” stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave tells People. “She was extremely tough; she did 95 percent of all of her own fighting.”

Theron was so good that they completely changed their filming plans.
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Fight Like a Girl with new featurette for Atomic Blonde

With a little over two weeks to go until Atomic Blonde arrives in cinemas, Universal Pictures has released a new featurette for the upcoming action thriller which sees director David Leitch, stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave and star Charlize Theron discussing her training for the role as Mi-6 assassin Lorraine Broughton; watch it below…

See Also: Charlize Theron vs James McAvoy in new clip from Atomic Blonde

The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Atomic Blonde is set for release on July 28th in the States and on August 11th in the UK.
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