Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch, Scott Adkins, David Suchet, Shiva Negar
Story: Action thriller directed by Michael Cuesta and the story follows CIA black ops recruit, Mitch Rapp (O’Brien), who after the devastating death of his fiancée to a terrorist attack is assigned to Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Keaton) to train. Rapp and Hurley are 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, Annika (Shiva Negar), to stop a mysterious operative, Ghost (Taylor Kitsch), intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Irene Kennedy: So, what do you remember about your parents death?
Mitch Rapp: Car crash. I was fourteen.
Irene Kennedy: You started having “discipline problems”. Kicked out of three boarding schools after that. Let’s talk about that day on the beach.
[flashback to Mitch with his girlfriend on holiday together]
Mitch Rapp: Katrina, I love you so much. Will you marry me?
Irene Kennedy: What happened?
[flashback showing a terrorist attack taking place, people are being shot]
Mitch Rapp: Katrina!
[we see a terrorist pointing a gun at Katrina and shooting her]
Irene Kennedy: You gave up everything after that, didn’t you, Mitch?
Mitch Rapp: No, not everything.
[referring to the terrorist that killed Katrina]
Irene Kennedy: What did you think, you were going to kill “Mansur” and wipe out his whole cell?
Mitch Rapp: For starters, yeah.
Irene Kennedy: I like your agenda. I know exactly what to do with you.
Mitch Rapp: So what do I need to know about this guy?
Irene Kennedy: He’s a warrior, best I’ve ever known.
Stan Hurley: Some bad things happened to you and now you want to kill those mean old terrorists. You think that qualifies you for my selection process?
Mitch Rapp: My guess is, if you and I go hand to hand you could probably figure out inside twenty seconds whether or not if I have what it takes to make through your selection process. So, what do you say?
[training the operatives, he hands a knife to Mitch]
Stan Hurley: Kill me.
[as Mitch goes to stab Hurley, Hurley throws Mitch to the ground, takes hold of the knife and points it at Mitch’s throat]
Stan Hurley: You think you can slice a man’s throat right here, like this? Well, in the movies. This is how it’s done!
Stan Hurley: What is it you think we do here?
Mitch Rapp: Kill people that need to be killed.
Stan Hurley: Out there you’re a ghost, you don’t exist!
Mitch Rapp: I know what I want.
[referring to Mitch]
Irene Kennedy: He’s ready, Stan.
Stan Hurley: He’s not ready. But he will be.
American Assassin is set to open in the US and UK September 15, 2017.