Gunpower Milkshake new trailer, cast, release date on Netflix and more

Gunpowder Milkshake
(Image credit: Netflix)

In a casting decision that can only be described as “total genius,” Netflix’ new movie Gunpowder Milkshake pairs Karen Gillan and Lena Headey as a mother and daughter assassin team. The two popular actresses should make for an enticing movie to viewers.

The cast also includes Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett and Paul Giamatti, who appear to run a small collective of assassins for hire. We’re thinking this is a John Wick rival and hoping someone decides to write some sort of John Wick/Gunpowder Milkshake crossover as soon as possible. 

Gunpower Milkshake release date 

Gunpower Milkshake will be in select theaters and Netflix on July 14. But that's for the U.S. only. The international release date is to follow.

Gunpower Milkshake trailer

Netflix just dropped the new Gunpowder Milkshake trailer, which shows a world of male assassins hunting down Sam (Karen Gillan) and the young Emily (Chloe Coleman) an 8-year-old who Sam chose to protect over her duties as a hit-woman. It's stylish as hell.

Gunpower Milkshake cast

The Gunpowder Milkshake cast is primarily built around Karen Gillan's hit-woman Sam, who is going to be assisted by the trio of weapon-packing "librarians" Madeleine (Carla Gugino), Florence (Michelle Yeoh) and Anna May (Angela Bassett).

Paul Giamatti is Nathan, a crime lord set to stop Sam, who is also aided by her mother Scarlet (Lena Headey).

  • Karen Gillan as Sam
  • Carla Gugino as Madeleine
  • Lena Headey as Scarlet
  • Paul Giamatti as Nathan
  • Freya Allan as Young Sam
  • Michelle Yeoh as Florence
  • Angela Bassett as Anna May
  • Chloe Coleman as Emily

Gunpowder Milkshake poster

The poster for Gunpowder Milkshake screams positions Gillan and co. as the weapon-wielding women you do not want to cross. 

Gunpowder Milkshake poster

(Image credit: Netflix)

Gunpower Milkshake plot

Whilst the hype for Gunpowder Milkshake is palpable, we probably don’t need to spend much time explaining the plot. The trailer does a pretty good job of setting out a fairly predictable outline. A woman tasked with killing specific target. She realizes something is up and deviates from plan. She then seeks help from her long-estranged mother who abandoned her. 

Storyline aside, the whole thing looks like a riot. Karen Gillan continues to dominate Hollywood with her superb ability and presumably everyone has had enough time now to separate Lena Headey from the hideousness of Cersei Lannister to have fun watching this. Gillan will continue her cinematic domination in the new Thor film, Love and Thunder, which will see her reprise her role as Nebula alongside Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. 

The movie gets a theatrical release in July in cinemas around the world. U.S. residents will just able to press a button and stream it on July 14. As tempting as home watching is, this does look like the sort of movie you’ll want to see in theaters.

Ian has been involved in technology journalism since 2007, originally writing about AV hardware back when LCDs and plasma TVs were just gaining popularity. Nearly 15 years on, he remains as excited as ever about how tech can make your life better. Ian is the editor of but has also regularly contributed to Tom's Guide.