Actress Plays A Superhero In New Netflix Movie

Netflix dropped a trailer for The Old Guard, a superhero film based on the comic book series of the same name, starring Charlize Theron.

The Old Guard sends the ancient warrior Andy (Theron) and her new recruit Nile (KiKi Layne) to eliminate rogue copycats who seek to duplicate their supernatural powers.

The Old Guard is a comic book by American comic book writer Greg Rucka, who is known for his work in the DC comics, and Leandro Fernandez, a comic book artist who has worked with Marvel comics.

Here’s the trailer –

The official Netflix synopsis reads –

“Forever is harder than it looks. Led by a warrior named Andy (Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But 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 (Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.”

Gina Prince-Bythewood, the filmmaker known for Love & Basketball, The Secret Life Of Bees, and Beyond The Lights, directs from a script by comic creator Rucka himself.

The Old Guard is set to hit Netflix on July 10th.