Behind-The-Scenes The Protégé Footage Shows Off The Making Of An Action Movie [Exclusive]

Any filmmaker who has hits like "The Mask of Zorro," "Goldeneye," or "Casino Royale" under their belt is a filmmaker who knows their way around action. It's as simple as that. For Martin Campbell, this year's release of "The Protégé" (along with 2017's Jackie Chan-starring "The Foreigner") marked a grand return to the genre that seems to come as naturally to him as breathing. The U.K.-based, New Zealand director hasn't been shy about sounding off on his thoughts on the current action landscape or giving viewers a peek behind the scenes on the process of making a movie like "The Protégé." With the film now available... The post Behind-the-Scenes The Protégé Footage Shows Off the Making of an Action Movie [Exclusive] appeared first on /Film.

Behind-The-Scenes The Protégé Footage Shows Off The Making Of An Action Movie [Exclusive]

Any filmmaker who has hits like "The Mask of Zorro," "Goldeneye," or "Casino Royale" under their belt is a filmmaker who knows their way around action. It's as simple as that. For Martin Campbell, this year's release of "The Protégé" (along with 2017's Jackie Chan-starring "The Foreigner") marked a grand return to the genre that seems to come as naturally to him as breathing. The U.K.-based, New Zealand director hasn't been shy about sounding off on his thoughts on the current action landscape or giving viewers a peek behind the scenes on the process of making a movie like "The Protégé."

With the film now available on digital platforms today, /Film can exclusively present a behind-the-scenes featurette on its female-led mayhem, the plot that keeps you guessing, and the humor in the script that keeps the dialogue lively. Check out the video below.

Behind The Scenes Of The Protégé

"The Protégé" comes to digital as of today, September 21, 2021, and stars the trio of Maggie Q as the assassin Anna, Samuel L. Jackson as her mentor Moody, and Michael Keaton as the villainous (and artfully-named) Rembrandt. As Jackson states in the video, the emphasis on having someone of Maggie Q's legendary status and caliber cast in the main role speaks volumes. For her part, Maggie Q is well aware of what her presence represents and has fully embraced the challenge.

"The Protégé" also arrives on 4K UHD, BLU-RAY, and DVD on October 19, 2021. The home release will include special features such as:

  • "Scars of the Past: Making The Protégé" Featurette, hosted by Martin Campbell and featuring "an inside look at the making of the film, and is filled with immersive on-set footage, captivating photographs, and intriguing interviews" with the stars
  • "Anna vs Rembrandt" Featurette, which highlights "the chemistry between Maggie Q's and Keaton's characters"
  • A previously unreleased deleted scene
  • Theatrical trailer

The official synopsis for "The Protégé" describes the film as:

"Rescued as a child by the 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."

Read this next: 'The Protégé' Star Maggie Q On Kicking Michael Keaton's Ass And Playing A Vietnamese Action Hero [Interview]

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Sony just unveiled the first trailer for the emotional drama, "A Mouthful of Air." Starring Academy Award nominee Amanda Seyfried and "American Horror Story" star Finn Wittrock, the film centers on a young, struggling mother haunted by her internal demons as the birth of her second child approaches. You can watch the full trailer for "A Mouthful of Air" below. The trailer introduces us to Seyfried's Julie Davis, a radiant young mother with a dark secret. Julie's mental health is suffering as she contends with motherhood and her fears of the future. This seems to spark paranoia and deep... The post A Mouthful of Air Trailer: Amanda Seyfried is Overwhelmed By Sadness in New Slow Burn Drama appeared first on /Film.

A Mouthful Of Air Trailer: Amanda Seyfried Is Overwhelmed By Sadness In New Slow Burn Drama

Sony just unveiled the first trailer for the emotional drama, "A Mouthful of Air." Starring Academy Award nominee Amanda Seyfried and "American Horror Story" star Finn Wittrock, the film centers on a young, struggling mother haunted by her internal demons as the birth of her second child approaches.

You can watch the full trailer for "A Mouthful of Air" below.

A Mouthful Of Air Trailer

The trailer introduces us to Seyfried's Julie Davis, a radiant young mother with a dark secret. Julie's mental health is suffering as she contends with motherhood and her fears of the future. This seems to spark paranoia and deep sadness, causing strain in all parts of her life. But none of this is apparent on the surface: Julie writes children's books, has a loving husband (Finn Wittrock) and a beautiful first child. She's on the verge of giving birth to a second, ad between her warm spirit and picture perfect life, everything should be easy. But the trailer makes clear that Julie can't quite shake her demons.

"A Mouthful of Air" is based on a novel by the film's writer-director Amy Koppelman, making her feature film debut. She's previously expressed hope that Seyfried's performance will be especially meaningful to those struggling through motherhood. Koppleman said, "Amanda and I hope that — in some small way — Julie's story will help remove the stigma of mental illness from motherhood or at the very least help women talk more openly about how scary it is to be a mom."

The film gives voice to fears that often go unspoken, as Julie grapples with postpartum depression that only worsens with her second pregnancy. For a better idea of what to expect, here's the official synopsis for the film:

Julie Davis (Amanda Seyfried), warm, kind, loving to her husband and child, is a bestselling children's author. While her books deal with unlocking childhood fears, she has yet to unlock the dark secret that has haunted her own life. But when her second child is born, events occur that bring that secret to the fore, and with it, a crushing, powerful battle to survive.

Who can say no to more Amanda Seyfried screen time? Last year she shined so brightly in David Fincher's "Mank" that she earned herself an Oscar nod. Since then, we haven't seen too much of her — the gothic horror "Things Heard & Seen" allegedly happened ... but its best we just collectively strike that from Seyfried's filmography. "A Mouthful of Air" is based on a critically acclaimed novel, heralded for a brutally honest portrayal of the human psyche. Given Seyfried's character is at the center of the film, putting her fragility on open display, this could be another opportunity for Seyfried to shine. If all else fails, we'll see her again soon as the lead in the upcoming Hulu miniseries, "The Dropout."

The film also stars Paul Giamatti, Amy Irving, Jennifer Carpenter, and Michael Gaston.

"A Mouthful of Air" releases in theaters on October 29, 2021.

Read this next: Amanda Seyfried To Play Elizabeth Holmes In 'The Dropout,' Replacing Kate McKinnon

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