Dylan O’Brien is not messing around with his latest role.
American Assassin sees the Teen Wolf actor playing Mitch Rapp, a CIA black ops recruit who is still reeling from the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists. When CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) sees an opportunity to use his motivation to stop terrorist attacks, she pairs him up with Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton), so he can be trained to hunt.
The film is based on Vince Flynn’s 2010 novel, and comes from director Micahel Cuesta, who has primarily worked in television directing episodes of Homeland, Dexter and Billions. The first trailer was just released earlier today, showing off the film’s impressive cast and set pieces, which will surely catapult O’Brien to a new level in his career.
American Assassin will be released September 15 in the US.