CBS Films and Lionsgate just released a new action-heavy trailer for American Assassin, based on the bestselling novel by Vince Flynn. The film stars Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton, along with Taylor Kitsch, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Neger, and Scott Adkins. Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick, and Marshall Herskovitz adapted the book for the screen, with Michael Cuesta (Homeland, Elementary) directing the R-rated action thriller. American Assassin is set to open in theaters on September 15, 2017.
The Plot: American Assassin follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War.