The Protégé: The Story of an Assassin

What if you were an assassin? An assassin is a person who kills a public figure for political or religious motives. Do you have the courage to do so? Talking about myself, I don't have that courage I am really weak at heart, so let's straight away get down to the movie I will be talking about, “The Protégé“,

is a 2021 American action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell and written by Richard Wenk. Patrick Malahide, David Rintoul, Ori Pfeffer, Ray Fearon, Caroline Loncq, and Robert Patrick make up the supporting cast.

What is in The Protégé?

Anna is an assassin who was discovered by Moody after a bloodbath in Saigon when she slaughtered four guys who had abducted her and massacred her family. They travelled the world for years, working on high-profile projects before settling in England, where she owns a rare-book store, and he lives in a manor house. Rembrandt initially appears at her business when he enters under the guise of purchasing a present.

Currently, Anna and Moody are attempting to assassinate a Romanian mafia leader by kidnapping his son and using him as bait. Anna resolves to seek vengeance when Moody is brutally murdered. She suspects Edward Hayes, their last assassination target, is implicated. As a result, she resolves to seek him out in Vietnam.

She meets Edward Hayes' assistant, Vohl, while she is there. She arranges a meeting with Vohl, but Duquet assassinates him, preventing Vohl from providing Anna with any information. After a chase, Anna assaults Duquet and is apprehended. Duquet torments her, trying to figure out why she wants Edward's son.

Rembrandt pays Anna a visit in her cell and tells her that he, like Duquet, works for the same person but that his tactics are different and that he was not involved in the library shooting. The group rushes to Duquet's cell after she departs and tries to hang her, but she overcomes them and escapes. Rembrandt then blames her flight on Duquet and his severe ways.

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Production Story of The Protégé

Gong Li joined the cast of the picture, which was then named Ana, in October 2017, with Martin Campbell directing from a script by Richard Wenk. Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Maggie Q were added to the cast of the picture in November 2019.

Under the title The Asset, principal filming began in January 2020. Bucharest, London, and Da Nang were all used for filming. 

The Protégé was released with ReminiscenceThe Night House, and PAW Patrol in the United States and Canada. It was expected to make about $5 million in its first weekend from 2,577 theatres. The picture grossed $1.1 million on its first day but just $2.9 million on its second day, placing it eighth at the box office.

Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregate website, shows a 60% approval rating based on 88 reviews, with an average rating of 5.80/10. “Maggie Q is still waiting for the action movie that truly merits her — but until then, The Protégé hits just hard enough to satisfy,” the site's critical consensus says.

Wrapping Up

So what are your thoughts about the movie? Are you excited? I am sure you are, so get going to watch this movie; I won't trouble you much. Just a gentle reminder that for more gossiping news, just head to our website and enjoy reading all about it.