Jessica Chastain is an Elite Assassin on the Run in First Trailer for 'Ava'
by Alex Billington
June 24, 2020
"Keep your head down, kiddo." The first trailer has debuted for a new assassin thriller titled Ava, the latest from filmmaker Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up, The Girl on the Train, Ma). Jessica Chastain stars as a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival when they make her a target to eliminate. This sounds like the same plot as so many other hitman stories. The full cast includes Diana Silvers, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich, Geena Davis, Ioan Gruffudd, Common, Joan Chen, and Jess Weixler. Despite the impressive cast in this, it looks incredibly redundant - same story beats and big twists as pretty much every other modern hitman movie. Why always do the same thing? Still worth a look.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Tate Taylor's Ava, direct from Voltage's YouTube:
Ava (Jessica Chastain) is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival. Ava is directed by American filmmaker Tate Taylor, director of the movies Pretty Ugly People, The Help, Get on Up, The Girl on the Train, and Ma previously. The screenplay is from Matthew Newton. Produced by Kelly Carmichael, Nicolas Chartier, Jessica Chastain, Jonathan Deckter, and Dominic Rustam. This hasn't premiered at any fests of elsewhere, as far as we know. Vertical Ent. will release Taylor's Ava in the US starting September 25th. But it opens first in Canada for streaming on August 25th this summer.
Yawn! It's the same plot every single time in these. At least John Wick has a goofy tone underneath the generic exterior.
Josh Taylor on Jun 24, 2020
Yep, quite a few movies came to mind while watching this...a really good cast, though. It will depend on how good the action scenes are.
kitano0 on Jun 24, 2020
I mean, it probably can be watched. But honestly, Jessica Chastain deserves better roles ...
shiboleth on Jun 24, 2020
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