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"Johnny English Reborn" is a comedy/spy thriller that is a sequel to "Johnny English" (2003) with Rowan Atkinson ("Mr. Bean's Holiday") reprising the title role of the improbable secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos.

In the years since MI7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action.

With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI7. With mere days until a heads-of-state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is.

Starring alongside Atkinson are Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files," "Bleak House") as MI7's director, Pamela Thornton (aka Pegasus); Dominic West ("The Wire," "John Carter") as Special Agent Simon Ambrose (aka Agent One); Rosamund Pike ("Barney's Version," "Pride & Prejudice") as MI7's behavioural psychologist and object of English's affection, Kate Sumner; Daniel Kaluuya ("Skins," "Psychoville") as the greenest agent on the force, Tucker; and Richard Schiff as ex-CIA agent Fisher.

Directed by Oliver Parker ("Dorian Gray," "St. Trinian's") and written by Hamish Mccoll ("Mr. Bean's Holiday"), from a story by William Davies ("How to Train Your Dragon," "Johnny English"), "Johnny English Reborn" is produced by Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner ("Mr. Bean's Holiday," "Johnny English"), as well as Chris Clark ("The Guard," "Johnny English").

Joining Parker's creative team are Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Danny Cohen ("The King's Speech," "The Boat That Rocked"), BAFTA-winning production designer Jim Clay ("Children of Men," "Love Actually"), costume designer Beatrix Pasztor ("Vanity Fair," "Good Will Hunting"), hair and makeup designer Graham Johnston ("Bridget Jones's Diary," "The Eagle"), editor Guy Bensley ("Dorian Gray," "The Importance of Being Earnest") and composer Ilan Eshkeri ("Kick-*ss," "Stardust").

Executive producers of the film are William Davies, Debra Hayward ("Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang") and Liza Chasin ("Mr. Bean's Holiday").


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 101 mins.
Release Date: October 21, 2011
Tagline: One man. One mission. No chance.
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Production Companies:
Relativity Media
Working Title Films

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