Gunpowder Milkshake

Release Date:  July 14, 2021
Language:  English
Production Company:  StudioCanal, The Picture Company
Distributors:  Netflix, STX Entertainment (USA)
Producers:  Alex Heineman, Andrew Rona
Director:  Navot Papushado
Screenplay:  Ehud Lavski, Navot Papushado
Cinematography:  Russell Carpenter
Editing:  Nicolas De Toth
Music:  Haim Frank Ilfman
Category:  Action / Thriller
Countries:  U.K., U.S.A.
MPAA Rating:  R
Running Time:  114 minutes
Sam  ....   Karen Gillan
Scarlet  ....   Lena Headey
Madeleine  ....   Carla Gugino
Florence  ....   Michelle Yeoh
Anna May  ....   Angela Bassett
Emily  ....   Chloe Coleman
Nathan  ....   Paul Giamatti
Jim McAlester  ....   Ralph Ineson
Yankee  ....   Ivan Kaye
Virgil  ....   Adam Nagaitis

Gunpowder Milkshake
Release Dates:
(subject to change)
Jul. 14, USA
Jul. 15, Singapore
Jul. 21, France
Jul. 21, Russia
Jul. 21, Sweden
Jul. 21, Portugal
Aug. 19, Hungary
Aug. 19, Netherlands
Aug. 19, Slovakia
Aug. 25, Belgium
Sep. 8, South Korea
Sep. 10, Spain
Sep. 10, India
Sep. 17, U.K.
Oct. 22, Taiwan
Dec. 2, Germany

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[version 1] A secret sisterhood comes to the rescue of a mother-daughter assassin team.

[version 2] A young woman (Gillan) and her estranged mother (Headey), who are both assassins, must join forces on the run to take down a male-dominated crime syndicate they used to work for.

[longer version] Sam (Karen Gillan) was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet (Lena Headey), an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, 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). With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: 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.

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(11/30/21) From director Navot Papushado: "Gunpowder Milkshake is coming exclusively to cinemas across Germany this Thursday (2.12), We shot it in Berlin two years ago, and what an incredible journey it has been since then."   (German teaser 00:20)

(10/21/21) Gunpowder Milkshake will be released in theatre in Taiwan on Friday October 22nd.

(10/08/21) Action figures, posted by director Navot Papushado.

(07/30/21) Michelle Yeoh as Florence in Gunpowder Milkshake.

Video: Don't mess with Gunpowder Milkshake stars Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and Carla Gugino   (09:14)
Video: Gunpowder Milkshake | Michelle Yeoh (Florence) Chain Fight Scene   (00:54)
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(07/14/21) Gunpowder Milkshake in select theaters and on Netflix on July 14.

Gunpowder Milkshake poster, with artwork by Greg Ruth

(07/08/21) ET Exclusive Interview with Michelle Yeoh

- Gunpowder Milkshake tweet   (00:15)

- Gunpowder Milkshake 2 Is Already In Development

- UK release date is set to September 17, in cinemas and on Sky Cinema.


(06/20/21) Netflix video: Watch This Before You See Gunpowder Milkshake   (04:36)

(06/15/21) Gunpowder Milkshake Official Trailer   (02:26)

(06/09/21) Gunpowder Milkshake video clip   (01:41)


(06/03/21) Gunpowder Milkshake posters for Taiwan and France.
Bloody Milkshake France Trailer   (01:37)

(05/25/21) Video: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Official Trailer   (02:32)

(05/21/21) Netflix: Gunpowder Milkshake, an action thriller about three generations of assassins directed by Navot Papushado, comes to Netflix in the US on July 14. In theaters internationally this summer.

Video: Gunpowder Milkshake Teaser   (00:22)

(05/06/21) 'Gunpowder Milkshake' Gets Even Better With an "R" Rating for "Strong Bloody Violence Throughout"

(04/30/21) Netflix has picked up Gunpowder Milkshake from STXFilms for North American distribution. The film is set to arrive in summer 2021.   (report)
STX retains Canada, Latin America, and Chinese distribution rights while Studiocanal, who fully financed the film and produced with The Picture Company, will hold the rest of the international rights and are planning a global theatrical rollout.

(11/09/20) First 'Gunpowder Milkshake' Images Reveal a Killer Cast Led by Karen Gillan

(02/24/20) STXfilms has acquired the North American rights to Gunpowder Milkshak1e.
Reports: Deadline,   The Wrap

(08/20/19) Filming has wrapped in Berlin.

(07/14/19) Michelle with her Gunpowder Milkshake co-starrs during their Berlin filming.

Video posted by Karen Gillan   (00:15)

Comicbook: Karen Gillan Posts Hilarious Video of Star-Studded Gunpowder Milkshake Cast
Entertainment Weekly: See Michelle Yeoh tell Lena Headey to 'F--- off!' on set of action-thriller Gunpowder Milkshake

(06/21/19) Michelle took a break from her Avatar sequels filming. She arrived in Berlin a week ago to join filming of Gunpowder Milkshake. Productiom began on June 3 in Germany.

(05/22/19) Gunpowder Milkshake, produced by Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman at The Picture Company, has sold to Hong Kong (UA) before the Cannes Film Market, Studiocanal struck an important deal for China (Wingsight) at Cannes.

Hollywood Reporter: Michelle Yeoh Joins Karen Gillan in Assassin Thriller 'Gunpowder Milkshake'
Fan Carpet: StudioCanal Announces that Michelle Yeoh Joins Karen Gillan in Navot Papushado's High-Concept Assassin Flick GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE
HN entertainment: 'Avatar/Star Trek: Discovery' Actress Michelle Yeoh Is The Latest Addition To Karen Gillan's Assassin Flick 'Gunpowder Milkshake'
Deadline: Michelle Yeoh Joins 'Gunpowder Milkshake' - Cannes

Studiocanal (UK) and The Picture Company (US) today announce that Michelle has joined the cast of action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake in a key role.

The film is said to be a female-driven high-concept assassin story that has a rich mythology and spans multiple generations. The plot centers on a mother-daughter assassin duo played by Karen Gillan and Lena Headey.

Michelle will play part of a sisterhood of secret arms dealers who come together to help Gillan's character.

Written and Directed by Navot Papushado, Gunpowder Milkshake will shoot at the Babelsberg Film Studio, Germany with principal photography commencing June 3.

The crew members include DP Michael Seresin, best known for several collaborations with Alan Parker in addition to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes, Costume Designer Louise Frogley (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Production Designer David Scheunemann (Deadpool 2).

StudioCanal will distribute the movie in the U.K., Australia, Germany and France, while selling rights to other territories. UTA is co-repping the US rights.

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