'The Old Guard': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Charlize Theron's Netflix film

'The Old Guard': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Charlize Theron's Netflix film

While it is rather upsetting that most of the films that we've been looking forward to this year have been delayed, or stalled, we can cheer ourselves up with the fact that streaming platforms will remain our true friends in these tough times. A streaming giant has announced the film 'The Old Guard', featuring Charlize Theron, and gave us a little teaser too. It chronicles the story of a woman, who has lived for thousands of years and she just can't seem to die.


Unfortunately, the age of technology has arrived and poses a direct threat to her, as well as her kind. Full of enigma, mystery, and suspense, it makes for a perfect evening watch.  Here's all you need to know about the film. 

Release date

'The Old Guard' will release on Netflix on July 10.

Plot details

Andromache of Scythia was born thousands of years ago. She has died innumerable times, only to be resurrected and continue the good fight. She prefers to keep her powers secret and hides from the world. But she's slowly growing exhausted, as she sees that as the centuries wear by, civilizations are just growing more cruel and apathetic. And now, people want to hunt her kind down and disclose their secret. The story is based on the comics by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez.



Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Theron has several feathers in her hat. She has been nominated for several Academy, as well as BAFTA awards for her performances in films like 'Bombshell', 'Monster' and 'North Country'. She came to prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in 'The Devil's Advocate' and 'Mighty Joe Young', and in 2003 received critical acclaim for her portrayal of a serial killer in 'Monster'.



'The Old Guard' has been directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who is known for her work on films like 'Disappearing Acts' and 'Love And Basketball', 'The Secret Life Of Bees', and 'Beyond Lights'.


As of now, there has only been a brief teaser of the film. Watch it here. 



In the photos that have been released, we can see Theron and her immortal squad, ready to pull out all the stops to end any sort of evil. 

Charlize Theron as an immortal warrior in 'The Old Guard' (Netflix)


Here is another photo of the team, featuring Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Theron with the team (Netflix)


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