Blake Lively is going into assassin mode with her new movie, The Rhythm Section. The trailer for the action blockbuster dropped on Thursday, September 19, and it involves lots of intense fight scenes and car crashes, and many wig changes. In the span of just a few seconds, we see Lively rock short black hair, a shaggy blond cut, and long, red femme-fatale-style waves. So. Many. Costume. Changes.
The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Mark Burnell. It’s directed by Reed Morano (who was behind several episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale), and Lively stars alongside Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown. She plays Stephanie, a woman who seeks revenge on the people who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.
Watch the trailer in full for yourself, below. Take note of the hair!
Lively, who appeared last in the delightfully bonkers A Simple Favor, shared in 2017 that she’d be starring in The Rhythm Section. “Yes. Yes. Yes!!! I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing this incredible and complex 🚺 hero to life,” she wrote. This is just one of many diverse roles Lively has played over the years. According to IMDb, Lively’s next project is an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel The Husband’s Secret. No other costars for that project have been announced yet.
The Rhythm Section was, unfortunately, met with a few challenges. The Hollywood Reporter wrote back in January of last year that production was temporarily shut down after Lively suffered a hand injury. The release date was moved from February 2019 to January 2020. Luckily it looks as though Lively was a champ and recovered quickly. In fact, we’re wondering how many of those intense, high-flying stunts from the trailer were her work. Serena van der Woodsen is absolutely shaking.
The Rhythm Section hits theaters January 31, 2020.