Were two women willing murderers — or were they duped into carrying out the mysterious 2017 assassination of Kim Jong Un’s brother?
The official trailer for “Assassins,” released Thursday, zeroes in on the duo who allegedly killed the DPRK despot’s sibling Kim Jong Nam by smearing VX — one of the world’s most lethal nerve gases — onto his face in broad daylight at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As the two-minute teaser reminds us, the James Bond-esque hit came right after Jong Nam questioned his brother’s legitimacy as a ruler.
At the center of the thrilling investigation lies the alleged assassins’ bizarre claim that they’d been enlisted to perform a video prank and were completely unaware of what they were doing. Using a combination of shocking security footage and illuminating interviews, “Assassins” attempts to shed light on whether they were really trained killers or merely pawns in a grander political scheme.
The political docu-thriller, from Greenwich Entertainment, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will hit select US theaters and “virtual cinemas” on Dec. 11.