New images emerge from George Clooney’s assassin thriller The American

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Focus Features has released new images from George Clooney’s action thriller The American, which hits theaters next Thursday, September 1st.

The American stars Academy Award winner George Clooney in the title role for director Anton Corbijn (Control). As an assassin, Jack (Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact named Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

The screenplay for The American was written by Rowan Joffe, and was adapted from Martin Booth’s novel A Very Private Gentleman.

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