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- Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella
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Comic-Con is going blonde.
Charlize Theron and director David Leitch will be on hand at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego for an exclusive screening of Atomic Blonde. The Cold War-era spy thriller made its debut at South by Southwest earlier this year, but before it hits theaters nationwide on July 28, Comic-Con attendees will get a chance to be among the first to see the film.
Theron also will be taking center stage at Comic-Con as part of EW’s annual “Women Who Kick Ass” panel. This year will mark the first-ever “Icon Edition” of the panel, spotlighting Theron’s Oscar-winning career from Monster and Arrested Development to Mad Max: Fury Road and Atomic Blonde.
Theron stars in Atomic Blonde as the British spy Lorraine Broughton, a tough-as-nails agent working in ‘80s Berlin. “I hadn’t seen another character like her out there,” Theron told EW earlier this year. “She doesn’t apologize for anything. We made her strong and feisty. She’s cheeky. These were all things I responded to.”
The Atomic Blonde screening will be held at UA Horton Plaza 8 at 8 p.m. on July 22. Seating is first-come, first-served, and it’s open to all SDCC badge holders ages 21 and over.