‘Jolt’ Trailer: Kate Beckinsale Gets Charged Up For Revenge In Her Return To Action Flicks

Welcome back to the land of the action flick, Kate Beckinsale. The Underworld and Total Recall star takes on a shocking new role in Jolt, a revenge thriller that looks like it could be the next Crank.

Headed to Amazon Prime next month, Jolt stars Beckinsale as a woman with a rare neurological disorder that causes random murderous impulses that she must shock herself with a special device to stop. That makes it pretty hard to find a real romantic connection, but when she finally does, the guy ends up murdered the next day. Time for some payback!

The film has a script by Scott Wascha, but what could catch the eye of cinephiles is director Tanya Wexler. She’s known best for her unique female-fronted films such as Hysteria and Buffaloed. Joining Beckinsale in the cast are Bobby Cannavale, Jai Courtney, Laverne Cox, Stanley Tucci, and Susan Sarandon. Hell of a cast.

Jolt hits Amazon Prime Video on July on July 23rd.

Lindy is a beautiful, sardonically-funny woman with a painful secret: Due to a lifelong, rare neurological disorder, she experiences sporadic rage-filled, murderous impulses that can only be stopped when she shocks herself with a special electrode device. Unable to find love and connection in a world that fears her bizarre condition, she finally trusts a man long enough to fall in love, only to find him murdered the next day. Heartbroken and enraged, she embarks on a revenge-filled mission to find his killer, while also being pursued by the police as the crime’s prime suspect.

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