Johnny English is back.
Universal Pictures released the official trailer for their newest spy comedy, “Johnny English Strikes Again.”
Rowan Atkinson reprises his role as the world’s “greatest spy.” Check out the official synopsis:
“After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.”
Atkinson is a beloved British character actor best known for his role, Mr. Bean. Through a series of films and an animated TV show, Mr. Bean has been on many adventures and misadventures through the years. Atkinson also pops up occasionally in other films like “Rat Race,” “Scooby Doo,” and “Love Actually.” He also appeared in the Oscar-nominated film “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in 1994.
“Johnny English Strikes Again” also stars Olga Kurylenko, the Ukranian-born actress who strred in films including “Quantum of Solace” and “Oblivion.” She has nine films in various stages of production, and her film “The Death of Stalin” is now in theaters.
Emma Thompson appears in the film too. The two-time Academy Award winner starred in films including “The Remains of the Day,” “Howards End,” and “In the Name of the Father.” She was nominated for her performance in “Sense and Sensibility,” and won the Oscar for writing the adapted screenplay.
This will be the third adventure for Johnny English. The first film hit theaters in 2003. A follow-up, “Johnny English Reborn” came in 2011. The first screenplay was written by James Bond writer Neal Purvis, who penned the scripts for “The World is Not Enough,” “Die Another Day,” “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” and “Spectre.”
Purvis’ collaborator on several Bond films, Robert Wade, wrote this third installment. TV director David Kerr directs. He has directed a number of series for British television, including “Fresh Meat,” “Beautiful People,” and the TV movie “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”