Lionsgate has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming novel-turned-movie, “American Assassin”.

Helmed by Michael Cuesta from a script by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, the movie stars Dylan O’Brien (of “Maze Runner” fame) and veteran actor Michael Keaton.

Source: Twitter

Based on late author Vince Flynn’s best-selling series of the same name, “American Assassin” follows the rise of a CIA black ops recruit named Mitch Rapp (played by Dylan O’Brien) who is under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (played by Michael Keaton).


The duo is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (played by Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the trio discovers a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (played by Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (played by Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.

Source: Screen Crush

From the trailer, we learned that one of the reasons why Mitch Rapp choose to join the CIA is because of his deceased fiancee, who was killed by a group of terrorists on a beach moments after he proposed. He also reveals that his parents died in a car accident when he was 14.

In one scene, he is asked what he thinks black ops actually do, to which he answers, “We kill people who need to be killed.”


“American Assassin” is slated for release on 15th September 2017.

For more info, hit up the film’s Facebook page.

Sources: Movie Web, Deadline.

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