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Gina Prince-Bythewood Gives Black Women More Agency in ‘The Old Guard’

Gina Prince-Bythewood Gives Black Women More Agency in ‘The Old Guard’

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood sits down with BGN to talk about her latest film The Old Guard. Best known for her work in films such as Love and Basketball and Beyond The Lights, Gina takes a new turn directing her first graphic novel adaptation in The Old Guard.

Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die has fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (KiKi Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Old Guard is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks.

Interviewer: Jeandra Lebeauf

Video Editor: Kassandra Igbokwe

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