The movie follows Maggie Q as Anna – and Rembrandt – two of the world’s premiere assassins who share a mysterious past from Vietnam. They traversed the globe for years competing for high profile contracts.
But when Anna’s mentor Moody is murdered, she and Rembrandt must form an uneasy alliance and return to Vietnam to track down his killer.
Here’s the first official trailer:
The official synopsis for The Protégé reads:
“Rescued as a child by legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival – is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton) whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves even tighter.”
The Protégé is directed by acclaimed New Zealander filmmaker Martin Campbell, of the films The Sex Thief, Eskimo Nell, Three for All, Criminal Law, Defenseless, No Escape, GoldenEye, Mask of Zorro, Vertical Limit, Beyond Borders, The Legend of Zorro, Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness, Green Lantern, and The Foreigner previously.
Lionsgate will open Campbell’s The Protégé in theaters starting August 20th.