Sasha Luss Anna, Luc Besson

Lionsgate and Summit have released the action-packed official trailer to the highly anticipated crime thriller, Anna, starring Sasha Luss and Cillian Murphy. After making such remarkable films, such as The Fifth Element and The Professional, French filmmaker Luc Besson returns to the action genre with a new female lead star. 

Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins.

Here are 5 reasons we’re excited for Anna:

5) Sasha Luss!

According to Vogue, the blue-eyed Moscow native is a seriously in-demand face in the modeling industry. The supermodel-turned-actress walked about 23 shows during a full season. She has appeared in almost ever major fashion house and has graced many beauty campaigns from Chanel to Dior.

4) Supporting Cast!

The Russian supermodel is actually making her her acting debut. Let’s see how she holds up in a scene with Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, and Cillian Murphy. I loved Helen Mirren, the action star in the Red movies. In my opinion, Luke Evans gave one of his best performances in The Alienist miniseries. 

3) Valerian!

This is Luc Besson’s first release since his adaptation of Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets back in 2017. Luss previously worked with Luc Besson on his previous production. Put on the Blu-Ray and see if you can spot her as Princess Lïhio-Minaa  and the Creature ‘Candy Dress.’

2) Nikita!

Anybody else getting Nikita vibes from the trailer? Especially how Anna finds herself in a mission gone horrible wrong in a restaurant. Helen Mirren is also playing Anna’s boss. Maybe this Luc Besson getting a chance to remake his own movie like Alfred Hitchcock with The Man Who Knew Too Much.  

1) Luc Besson!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Paris prosecutor’s office dismissed the rape charges after an investigation failed to turn up evidence to support Sand Van Roy’s allegation. While it explains why Anna‘s opening on hold last year, I’m interested in seeing how this blockbuster fits in with the rest of Besson’s cinematic works. 

 Anna hits theaters on June 21st, 2019.

By Jorge Solis