"American Assassin" is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta.
The starring cast includes Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Taylor Kitsch, David Suchet, Navid Negahban, Scott Adkins, Charlotte Vega, Alaa Safi and others.
Here are "American Assassin" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.
CBS Films on Thursday, August 17, 2017 released the trailer for "American Assassin" you can watch here:
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Here is a short review of "American Assassin" movie plot summary.
Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien) and his girlfriend Katrina Harper (Charlotte Vega) are on vacation in Ibiza, Spain. Moments after Katrina accepts Mitch's proposal of marriage, a jihadist cell lands on the beach and begins to attack the civilians with assault rifles. Amid the carnage, Rapp frantically attempts to find Katrina, but his fiancée is killed by the terrorists.
Eighteen months later, Rapp, now consumed by his desire for vengeance, frequents an internet message board where the terrorist responsible for his girlfriend's murder quizzes Rapp on aspects of Islam and jihad. Having secured an invitation to meet him face to face in Libya, Rapp prepares to take his vengeance on the man responsible for his girlfriend's death, but before he can kill the terrorist, the cell is suddenly ambushed by U.S. Special Forces. Upset over the perception that he has been denied his vengeance, Rapp repeatedly stabs the terrorist he was after, who is already dead from the ambush, before being dragged out by the U.S. forces. In a CIA safe house Rapp undergoes 30 days of debriefing before being offered a chance by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to join a black operations unit code-named Orion. Its head, Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton), is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and a Cold War veteran who trains Rapp and the other potential recruits in asymmetric warfare.
Meanwhile, word comes down through intelligence channels that weapons grade nuclear material has disappeared from a decommissioned Russian nuclear facility. The material in question appears to be heading to Iranian hardliners, who are upset with the Iranian government's nuclear deal with the U.S. While verifying the sale of the nuclear material in Poland the plutonium is intercepted by a third party, who eliminates the sellers before vanishing into the crowd. In Virginia, Hurley sees news reports about the incident in Poland and tentatively identifies the perpetrator as a former Navy SEAL and Orion operative believed to have been killed in action and now going by the code-name "Ghost". Hurley's team is sent into Turkey to intercept the buyer Ghost (Taylor Kitsch) is working for.
Here is the full cast and characters of "American Assassin" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"American Assassin" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 14, 2017 (Hungary), on September 15, 2017 (Turkey) and on October 12, 2017 (Germany) distributing by Lionsgate Films, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Lionsgate UK, 01 Distribution, Aurum Films, BF Distribution, Belga Films, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, Central Partnership, Cinecolor Films, Colossal Mega Films, Constantin-Film, Eagle Films, Entertainment One, Forum Film Slovakia, Impuls Pictures, Independent Films, Kino Films, Lenta, Leone Film Group, Long Shong Entertainment Multimedia Company, Meloman, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, Monolith Films, Myndform, Nordisk Film, Norsk Filmdistribusjon, PT. Prima Cinema Multimedia, Panorama Entertainment, Paris Filmes, Phars Film, Presidio, Pris Audiovisuais, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Runaway-Luminosity Distribution, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, Square Box Pictures, StudioCanal, TGV Pictures, The Moments Entertainment, Times Media Films, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Vertical Entertainment, Videocine, Westec Media Limited, Woo Sung Entertainment, 9Gem, Belga Home Vidéo, Film1, Kinowelt Home Entertainment and Veronica.
The duration of the film is 111 minutes. With a budget of $33 - 63 million, the film grossed over $67.2 million.
"American Assassin" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"American Assassin" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 34/100. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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