Here’s Michelle Rodriguez As A Transgender Assassin in ‘(Re) Assignment’

The badass shoot-em-up is directed by the same guy who made ‘The Warriors’.

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Michelle Rodriguez Saban films
Michelle Rodriguez (Image: Saban Films)

We first learned that Fast and Furious stalwart and all-around badass Michelle Rodriguez was set to play Frank Kitchen—a male assassin who undergoes a sex change—in October 2015, when the movie was still titled Tomboy

Michelle Rodriguez in ReAssignment
It’s a bad idea to cross any Rodriguez character. (Image: Saban Films)

Now the Walter Hill film (yes, the same guy who directed The Warriors), which marks Rodriguez’s first leading role in 16 years, has been re-titled (Re) Assignment, perhaps because the first title was considered politically incorrect. 

Sigourney in ReAssignment
Sigourney Weaver, probably not playing a hero. (Image: Saban Films)

Newly-released stills feature the star as well as co-star Sigourney Weaver, who looks kind of menacing as she portrays the rogue physician who performs the gender swap. 

Per IMDB, this is the plot summary for the film:

Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets.

(Re) Assignment has been purchased by Saban Films and is set for release in 2017. 

h/t CoS