The Rhythm Section is a 2020 action thriller film directed by Reed Morano.
The starring cast includes Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Richard Brake, Geoff Bell, Raza Jaffrey, David Duggan, Max Casella, Tawfeek Barhom, Daniel Mays and others.
Paramount Pictures on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 released the trailer:
The Rhythm Section (2020) - New Trailer - Paramount Pictures.
Three years after her family's death in a plane crash, Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively) has become a drug-addicted sex worker in London. She is approached by journalist Keith Proctor (Raza Jaffrey), who believes the plane crash was a terrorist attack covered up by the government. Escaping her brothel, Stephanie starts living with Proctor and studies his research on the crash, which he explains was caused by a bomb made by a man named Reza, who attends university in London. Stephanie buys a gun and finds Reza, but cannot bring herself to shoot him and is humiliated when he indirectly mocks her and leaves. Hours later, she returns to Proctor's apartment and finds him murdered.
Through Proctor's notes, she discovers his confidential source is "B", a disgraced MI6 agent named Iain Boyd (Jude Law). She travels to Scotland and finds Boyd living in seclusion; after she explains that she has nothing to lose and wants revenge, he reluctantly agrees to train her to hunt down Reza. Boyd explains that Reza was hired by a terrorist known only as U-17, who downed the plane to kill liberal Muslim reformer Abdul Kaif; Kaif's father Suleman funded Proctor's investigation into the crash. Stephanie trains for months to assume the identity of Petra Reuter, an assassin killed by Boyd whose body was never found.
As Petra, Boyd sends her to Madrid to find Marc Serra (Sterling K. Brown), an ex-CIA agent turned information broker, who may lead her to U-17. Stephanie asks Suleman to finance her mission; he refuses, but Kaif's mother Alia offers her the money. Stephanie tracks down Reza and leaves him to die in a bus bombing. Alia thanks her and returns her father's ring. Realizing that Serra is U-17 and has been lying to her from the beginning, Stephanie kills him with a syringe at his home. Two weeks later, Boyd confronts Stephanie in London, revealing that he will be allowed back into MI6 if he eliminates "Petra". Warned to disappear, Stephanie walks away having finally found peace.
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The film The Rhythm Section was scheduled to be released on January 31, 2020 (United States, United Kingdom) by Paramount Pictures UK, Constantin-Film, Paramount Films de España, Paramount Films of India, United International Pictures (UIP), Leonine Distribution, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and VUDU.
The duration of the film is 109 minutes. With a budget of $50 million, the film grossed over $6 million.
The film The Rhythm Section is rated with "R" rating.
The Rhythm Section filming. Principal photography began in December 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.
The Rhythm Section got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 28/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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