Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) has been on our watch-list for a while now, and Aussie native Margot Robbie has joined the Anglo regulars list with breakthrough roles in films like The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad and the more recent I, Tonya.
Now, these two powerhouse actors are collaborating on writer-director Vaughn Stein‘s forthcoming thriller Terminal (May 11). Robbie had the pleasure of releasing the trailer via her Twitter page, saying, “Something different for you…” Different? Different in what way? Her role? The film itself? What, what, what, we dare ask?
Here’s a peek at the trailer — let us know what you think she’s getting at:
— Margot Robbie (@MargotRobbie) March 29, 2018
The official logline for the film is short and vague, much like Robbie’s one-liner, reading: “Terminal follows two assassins with a sinister mission, a fatally ill teacher, an enigmatic janitor and a waitress with a double life.”
It’s clear Robbie plays the femme fatale waitress, based on her uniform in the above clip. She works in a diner at a train terminal, and we see her giving Pegg’s Bill a not-so-inspiring pep talk: “Do you want my advice?” She ignores his refusal, going on to suggest, “Just end it.”
Since the dialogue is out of context, there could be a number of meanings behind her harsh prodding, but it seems like she’s implying he should kill himself. But, at the same time, it appears she’s cheering for him. She’s deffo giving off some mixed signals.
In addition to Robbie and Pegg, we spotted Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Max Irons (The White Queen) in the teaser. It’s not clear who the two assassins are, as everyone, seemingly, has a murderous agenda.
Murky plot details aside, we’re getting a Pulp Fiction vibe, with Robbie donning a dark bob like Mia Wallace in some scenes. We’re also getting a dash of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, based on her sultry Jessica Rabbit delivery of lines — and her dramatic walk for that matter. Even the anonymous city setting evokes a fervorous feeling. We’re flashing back to the shady backdrop of Sin City, and those shady characters moving in and out of unseemly situations.
So, in some ways, it’s not THAT different, Margot! But, we’ll hand it to you, we haven’t seen all the above elements all mashed up into one film before.
This is Stein’s directorial debut of a feature film. Terminal is in theaters on May 11.
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