There’s no doubt about it. Emily Blunt is perhaps one of the most adorable people alive on this planet right now. Even as the smug, difficult assistant in The Devil Wears Prada, she was endearing. And even in the less than stellar The Wolfman, she was alluring. She’s got that ‘it’ quality. And now she’ll be putting it to use for a bit of action comedy, alongside another true great, Bill Nighy.
I’m speaking of course, about the first trailer for Wild Target, the story of a con-woman (Blunt) who steals a very expensive piece of art and must go on the run from a group of hitmen. There to help her is another hitman (Nighy) with a heart of gold and a goofy young man (Rupert Grint) who appears to just get washed up into the situation. Together, they must avoid being caught, shot and driven to insanity by the odd little quirks of their new travel companions. It looks absolutely hilarious. Blunt is — as I mentioned — adorable and her energy is wonderful. Bill Nighy is, well, just as enigmatic as ever. And for Rupert Grint (of Harry Potter fame), this is a brand new kind of role. Sort of. Okay, the kid seems to be a lot like Ron Weasley, only goofier — if you can imagine such a thing. I say good for him.
Wild Target is due out in the UK on June 18 and is still waiting for a US release date. We’ll keep you posted. For now, the trailer is below.