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Charlize Theron And KiKi Layne Return To ‘The Old Guard’ For Sequel Directed By Victoria Mahoney

  • Cast: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo and Chiwetel Ejiofor anticipated to return for the sequel to action film The Old Guard  
  • Director: Victoria Mahoney
  • Recently, Mahoney served as second unit director on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX -The Rise of Skywalker, making her the first woman and first Black woman to direct a Star Wars film.
  • Screenplay by: Greg Rucka
  • Based on the Graphic Novel Series Created by: Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández
  • Producers: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger for Skydance; Charlize Theron, Beth Kono and AJ Dix for Denver and Delilah; Marc Evans for Marc Evans Productions; and Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Executive Producer: Greg Rucka
  • Statement from Victoria Mahoney:  “Genuinely blown backwards by the collective levels of talent, skill and savvy that went into carving The Old Guard. I must’ve watched it over a hundred times, and as such, cannot communicate the true measure of my excitement–being invited on The Old Guard journey alongside ferocious badasses. Ever eager to continue pushing the genre for action-loving audiences. Warmly tipping my hat to the world Gina, Charlize, Rucka, Fernández, Skydance, Netflix, Marc Evans Productions, Denver & Delilah Films and the entire Team daringly put forward.”
  • Statement from Charlize Theron, Beth Kono and AJ Dix of Denver & Delilah Films: “We are beyond thrilled that Vic is joining The Old Guard  team. Her passion for these characters and her ambitious vision for the movie overwhelmed us all. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with her.“
  • Statement from Gina Prince-Bythewood:  “I love The Old Guard  and the story and characters I was honored to put into the world.  It was exciting to disrupt the genre.  I have decided not to direct the sequel, but will stay on as a producer.  I leave our franchise in good hands as my girl Vic Mahoney takes on this next chapter.”
  • The Old Guard is one of Netflix’s most popular films to date and was seen by 78M households in its first four weeks.
  • Skydance’s recent film slate with Netflix includes The Old Guard and 6 Underground and upcoming The Adam Project and Heart of Stone

 

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