For a film career that's more synonymous with female assassins than female activists, it's a bit strange seeing the first trailer for Luc Besson's 'The Lady' in the same week that his script for 'Colombiana' is hitting theaters.

Besson's first biopic, 'The Lady' is the true story of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese politician who was sentenced to 15 years under house arrest for standing up to her country's oppressive government. It stars Michelle Yeoh as Suu Kyi and David Thewlis as her husband, Dr. Michael Aris; it's directed by Besson and written by Rebecca Frayn.

Expected to be release sometime in October, click through to check out the first poster by artist Shepard Fairey along with the first teaser trailer for 'The Lady,' thanks to Yahoo! Movies.

Not the most enlightening trailer for anyone who's unfamiliar with Suu Kyi, but if Luc Besson is involved, we'll be seeing it regardless.

What do you think of Luc Besson's turn towards the dramatic?

[via Yahoo!]

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