With a name like Gunpowder Milkshake, you probably have a good idea what this one’s all about. Guns, violence, over-the-top action and colorful characters, it’s all here in the new film from Big Bad Wolves director Navot Papushado. His breakout crime thriller earned him the praise of Quentin Tarantino who called it the best movie of the year, and who knows? We might see similar accolades heaped on this one which looks like it could be the most fun movie of the summer.
Karen Gillan and Lena Headey star as a mother/daugher duo of assassins who must put their estrangement behind to clean up the mess when a job goes wrong. To do it they’ll need to hook up with some old associates, played by the undeniably awesome trio of Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino, and Angela Bassett.
The number of badass women here represents many generations of kick-ass actresses all in one place, with Gillan picking up the mantle. Others in the cast include My Spy‘s Chloe Coleman (a future action star?), Paul Giamatti, and Ralph Ineson.
Gunpowder Milkshake hits Netflix on July 14th.
Sam (Karen Gillan) was only 12 years old when her mother, Scarlet (Lena Headey), an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. The Firm raised Sam, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. She uses her “talents” to clean up The Firm’s most dangerous messes. She’s as efficient as she is loyal. But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl – Emily (Chloe Coleman). Sam has only one chance to survive with a target on her back: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates: The Librarians (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and Carla Gugino). These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.