American Assassin – “Means To An End” Featurette

American Assassin – “Means To An End” Featurette

0 comments 📅25 August 2017, 21:33

Lionsgate UK has released a featurette for the upcoming action thriller American Assassin.

Based on Vince Flynn’s novel in the Mitch Rapp series, the film follows Mitch (Dylan O’Brien), who seeks revenge after his girlfriend is killed in a terrorist attack. Recruited by the CIA, he is trained under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair 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. Their investigation leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative, Ghost (Taylor Kitsch), who is intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.

The ‘behind the scenes’ featurette showcases Mitch’s transformation into an assassin, as he’s described as “not your typical action hero.” It also hints at the motive behind Ghost (“He’s seeking redemption on such a personal note”).

Proving that this adaptation is not being dumbed down, the film has recently been rated 18 by the BBFC, for “strong sadistic and bloody violence.”

Directed by Michael Cuesta, American Assassin opens in the UK on 14 September.

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