WATCH: Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi in Full Trailer for Luc Besson's The Lady
Let's cut to the chase: Michelle Yeoh looks simply amazing in the first full trailer for Luc Besson's The Lady, the story of Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi and the two decades she spent as a political prisoner in her own country. The film played Toronto last month but doesn't yet have a U.S. release date, which is too bad because after glimpsing the uncharacteristically restrained (and gorgeously shot) work here by Besson, it's one of the more intriguing upcoming releases on my radar.
Well, there are two close-range murder shots in the trailer alone, not to mention a few uber-vilified military figures on hand, making Besson's moral stance even clearer while he adds some action-oriented flair. But what makes the trailer for The Lady compelling is, again, Yeoh. She's supported by David Thewlis as Suu Kyi's husband Michael Aris, who was only able to visit his wife in Burma a handful of times between her 1989 arrest and his death in 1999.
One question: What's up the vaguely Batman Begins-sounding music playing underneath the otherwise seriousface trailer? Regardless, I'm in.
Verdict: Both ladies have me hooked -- Suu Kyi and Yeoh.