Lionsgate and CBS Films has debuted the first trailer for the long-awaited adaptation – American Assassin, based on author Vince Flynn’s iconic novel series following the character Mitch Rapp, played by Dylan O’Brien.
The footage gives us some early insight into Mitch Rapp’s past, teasing the path that lead him to the CIA. 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 in the Middle East.
American Assassin has been directed by Michael Cuesta, from a script by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, and the writing team of Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz. CBS Films has set a September 15 release date for American Assassin, which puts it up against Open Road Films’ All I See Is You and Sony’s The Soultrean.
Watch the trailer below –