CBS Films and Lionsgate have released a new restricted (not safe for work or kids) trailer for American Assassin, the action drama directed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland, Dexter). The film’s based on Vince Flynn’s American Assassin novel of the Mitch Rapp series and was adapted for the screen by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick, and Marshall Herskovitz. The cast includes Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective), Sanaa Lathan (Shots Fired), Shiva Negar (Four in the Morning), and Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange).
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.