First Image: Dylan O'Brien as Mitch Rapp in AMERICAN ASSASSIN

Based on one of fifteen novels set in the world of counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp.

Sep. 13, 2016 By Brian Renner

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CBS Films and Lionsgate revealed the first image of Dylan O'Brien as Mitch Rapp in American Assassin. The film, which is currently shooting in Europe, will hit theaters sometime in 2017 (no release date announced yet).

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.
The film is being directed by filmmaker Michael Cuesta (Kill The Messenger) from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff (FX's 'The Americans').

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Deepwater Horizon, Salt) and Nick Wechsler (The Road) are producing the film.

<strong>American Assassin</strong> (2017) Movie Still

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