‘The Assignment’ Trailer: Michelle Rodriguez out for Revenge in Controversial Trans Thriller

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Now here’s a movie that’s bound to get people talking, although it likely won’t be in a positive way.

The first trailer has been released for The Assignment, an action-thriller starring Michelle Rodriguez as a hitman who heads on a path of vengeance after he is captured and forced to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Yep.

Previously titled Tomboy, then changed to (Re)Assignment before they settled on The Assignment, this looks like it’s about as silly and offensive as you’d expect. That being said, it’s exploitation cinema, so that’s the point, right? The themes and moral ramifications here most certainly come down to personal opinion, so check out the trailer below and decide for yourself.

No release date has yet been announced for The Assignment, which also stars Sigourney Weaver, Aussie actor Anthony LaPaglia, Tony Shalhoub and Caitlin Gerard.

The Assignment:

A revenge tale about an ace assassin who is double-crossed by gangsters and a rogue plastic surgeon operating on the fringes of society. The story becomes a trail of self-discovery and redemption against a criminal mastermind opponent. Starring Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, and Tony Shalhoub.

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