First Photo: Dylan O’Brien Is An “American Assassin”

The first photo has been released of “The Maze Runner” and “Teen Wolf” alum Dylan O’Brien as Mitch Rapp in “American Assassin” for CBS Films and Lionsgate.

Based on the novel series by Vince Flynn, the story follows Rapp (O’Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton).

The pair are enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Teaming up with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar), they must 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”) directs from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff (“The Americans”). Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler are producing and shooting is now underway in Europe.