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While Charlize Theron waits to see if she’ll ever get to play Imperator Furiosa in another “Mad Max” movie, she’s spending her time training to kick the butts of more evil men.
Universal has released video of the training Theron went through to prepare for her next movie, “Atomic Blonde” (in theaters July 28).
Based on a graphic novel, Theron plays an undercover MI6 agent who is investigating the murder of a fellow agent in this Cold War-set actioner directed by David Leitch (“John Wick,” “Deadpool 2”).
To play a spy with incredible fighting skills, Theron went into some heavy training, learning numerous martial arts techniques over two and a half months. Leitch saw that Theron was taking to it so easily he revamped the fight sequences in the movie with his stunt team so they would be shot over longer takes. and be more complex.
“She could do 20 moves without cutting,” Leitch said in the video.
Watch Theron train in the video below: