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Walter Hill's THE ASSIGNMENT Becomes TOMBOY In New UK Trailer & Poster

Walter Hill's controversial new actioner undergoes another title change.






When Walter Hill's latest played at festivals last year it was known under the title (Re)Assignment, before an angry backlash concerning its perceived handling of transgender themes (mostly from people yet to see the actual movie, as is an annoying current trend) caused its US distributor to retitle it as The Assignment. Now a UK release has been announced, with yet another title change - Tomboy!

Tomboy is available on digital platforms from March 13th and DVD from April 3rd courtesy of Precision Pictures.


The official synopsis reads:

Frank Kitchen is an assassin at the top of his game. When he’s double-crossed by a group of ruthless gangsters he falls into the hands of a rogue surgeon, known only as The Doctor, who transforms him into a woman against his will. Aided by a nurse with her own set of secrets, Frank the hitman becomes Tomboy the hitwoman and revenge is the first thing on her mind...

Starring action cinema’s star du jour Michelle Rodriguez (Furious 7, Machete Kills) as Frank/Tomboy and featuring celluloid royalty in the form of Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Avatar) as The Doctor, TOMBOY is an action adventure you’ll never forget.

Also starring Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without A Trace, The Eichmann Show) and Tony Shaloub (TV’s Monk, Spy Kids), TOMBOY is a searing return to form for Walter Hill, director of 1980s classics such as Red Heat and 48 Hours, and essential for action aficionados everywhere.



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