Most of the time when you think about director Luc Besson you think about action films. From La Femme Nikita to The Professional to The Fifth Element. Besson has been most closely associated with the action genre.
The same could be said for actress Michelle Yeoh. She’s kicked considerable butt in any films including Supercop and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. However, their the latest project for both Besson and Yeoh seems to be a bit of a departure.
It’s a film called The Lady and in it Yeoh plays Burmese nonviolent pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. David Thewlis, recently of the Harry Potter franchise, co-stars as her husband, writer Michael Aris, who campaigned along with their children for her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.
Yep, doesn’t seem like a lot of action to be had with this one. But that’s okay, it could still be a good movie. In fact, we’ve got a trailer for the film to share with you so you’ll be able to see for yourself.
Take a look at the trailer after the break. The Lady hits theaters later this year.