“John Carter” and “Battleship” star Taylor Kitsch will play the villain in the Michael Custa-directed action thriller “American Assassin” for CBS Films, Lionsgate, Di Bonaventura Pictures and Nick Wechsler Productions.
Based on Vince Flynn’s best-selling book series, Dylan O’Brien plays Arab linguistics student Mitch Rapp who joins the CIA as an assassin after his girlfriend is killed in a terrorist attack. Michael Keaton is playing a Cold War veteran and his reluctant mentor.
The two are enlisted by the CIA to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets, the tracks lead to a mysterious operative (Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East. Stephen Schiff adapted the script.
Filming aims to kick off next month in London and Budapest.
Source: Heat Vision