Thanks to a distribution deal signed with Netflix, Israeli director Navot Papushado’s newest film, “Gunpowder Milkshake,” looks like it will finally get a wide release after years in development.
“Gunpowder Milkshake” is Papushado’s first feature-length film since “Big Bad Wolves,” which was hailed as “the best film of the year” by Quentin Tarintino, according to SlashFilm.
The film, which follows a group of female assassins, was first announced in 2018, and principal photography was completed in August of 2019, according to HN Entertainment.
According to Deadline, after the film’s post-production was completed in early 2021, the film’s US distribution rights were put up for open auction, which Netflix eventually won.
Papushado’s first film to feature an A-list cast of Hollywood actors, the film is expected to make a splash when it debuts on Netflix later this year. Here’s all we know about the release date, cast, and storey of “Gunpowder Milkshake.”
What is the release date for Gunpowder Milkshake?
Though Deadline reported that Netflix will release “Gunpowder Milkshake” in 2021, the report did not include a clear release date. It did, however, note that the film will be part of Netflix’s newly announced summer lineup of original films.
Those films are listed on Netflix’s official site, and a slate doc linked from that page lists release dates for Netflix’s upcoming films, which span the months of May to August.
With so many summer release dates already set, it’s difficult to say when Netflix will release the film.
According to Deadline, the film may be a candidate for a hybrid release model, in which it would be streamed on Netflix and released theatrically at the same time, as HBO Max did with “Mortal Kombat.” If this is the case, a late summer release will be more practical, allowing the film’s marketing to reach more people.
Furthermore, according to the Netflix slate doc, the streaming service will release ten new films in June, but just five in July, and three in August. To help balance out their schedule, Netflix may decide to hold the film’s premiere in one of those less crowded months.
Who is in the Gunpowder Milkshake cast?
The story of “Gunpowder Milkshake” revolves around three generations of female assassins, and the cast includes a number of well-known actresses, according to character information obtained exclusively from Empire.
Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stars as Sam, a young woman raised to be a lethal hit-woman for a crime syndicate.
Scarlet, Sam’s mother, an expert assassin forced to give up Sam at a young age, will be played by Lena Hedley, best known for her role as Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones.”
Also starring are Angela Bassett as Anna May, Michelle Yeoh as Florence, and Carla Gugino as Mathilde, three more female assassins known as The Librarians, and child actress Chloe Coleman as Emily, a girl Sam tries to hide.
Paul Giamatti and Ralph Ineson round out the cast, though their roles in the storey have yet to be revealed. Navot Papushado, whose breakthrough film “Big Bad Wolves” was nominated for multiple awards by the Israeli Film Academy, is directing all of these talented actors, according to IMDb.
What is Gunpowder Milkshake’s plot?
Although the official plot summary for “Gunpowder Milkshake” is very brief, it does provide audiences with a general idea of what to expect from the films.
The story of “Gunpowder Milkshake” revolves around three generations of female assassins, the most prominent of whom are Scarlet and Sam, played by Lena Hedley and Karen Gillan, respectively. They will “fight to end a relentless cycle of abuse that has haunted their lives” for one night, according to Deadline.
The explanations of photos shared with Empire helped to fill in some aspects of the storey. According to those brief descriptions, Scarlet was forced to give up Sam when she was 12 years old, and Sam was adopted by a crime syndicate known as The Firm.
Sam is a dedicated hit woman for the firm before she is forced to choose between her boss and a young girl caught in the crossfire of a botched assignment.
Sam decides to defend the girl and enlists the aid of Scarlet and the Librarians, a group of three female assassins.
The Librarians, to be precise. Though fans should presumably expect some assassination-related action, they’ll have to wait until the film is released later this summer on Netflix to find out what happens next.