Lionsgate Sets Release Date For ‘AMERICAN ASSASSIN’ Starring Dylan O’Brien
Lionsgate has announced that they’ve set a release date for AMERICAN ASSASSIN, starring Dylan O’Brien, for September 15, 2017. Directed by Michael Cuesta from a script by Stephen Schiff, the action-adventure also stars Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, Sanaa Lathan and Shiva Negar.
American Assassin follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (O’Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middl East.
Published by Atria books and in mass market paperback by Pocket Books, both imprints of Simon & Schuster, American Assassin is one of fifteen novels set in the world of counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp. Every single one of them have been a New York Times bestseller. The series has sold nearly 20 million copies to date.
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler produce.