CBS Films and Lionsgate have revealed the first look at Dylan O’Brien as CIA operative Mitch Rapp in the upcoming adaptation American Assassin.
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 acclaimed filmmaker Michael Cuesta (Kill The Messenger, Homeland, L.I.E.) from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff (The Americans, Ultimate Rush).
Published by Atria Books, American Assassin is one of fifteen novels set in the world of counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp. Every book has been a New York Times bestseller, with the three most recent entries having been number one New York Times bestsellers. The series has sold nearly twenty million copies to date.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Deepwater Horizon, Salt) and Nick Wechsler (The Road, Magic Mike) are producing the film. American Assassin, which is currently shooting in Europe, will be the latest release in the partnership between CBS Films and Lionsgate.
Check out Dylan O’Brien as CIA operative Mitch Rapp, below.