Lately, Charlize Theron has been accumulating accolades for her turns as an action star in movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious and the upcoming Atomic Blonde. All those roles depend on the rock-solid dramatic foundation of a very talented and quite versatile Academy Award-winning actress, as becomes abundantly apparent when watching her in The Last Face.
Directed by Sean Penn, himself an Academy Award-winner, the movie is set in modern-day Africa, where the head of an international aid agency (Theron) begins working with a relief aid physician (Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem). They draw closer together even as they come under fire from the effects of a political revolution.
In our exclusive clip, which you can watch below, Bardem and Theron enter a village that has been destroyed in the fighting, only to encounter an armed man who may not understand their mission of peace. The Last Face is currently on DirecTV and will be in theaters and On Demand on August 4.