If you think your day is bad give Dylan O’Brien a call. That dude deals with a shit ton of tragedy in the first twenty seconds of the official teaser trailer for American Assassin.
In the film O’Brien plays Mitch Rapp, a CIA recruit, who we first see in the water at a tropical beach resort proposing to his girlfriend. Moments later a group of terrorist attack the resort, killing his finance and sending Rapp into revenge mode.
Enter Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton), one of the most feared CIA training officers. He’s feared by many and would be feared by more if not for the fact that only a select few know of his existence. CIA deputy director Irene Kennedy convinces him to train Rapp for a forthcoming mission.
American Assassin is based on the novel by Vince Flynn. It is the first of fourteen novels featuring Rapp, potentially making this the first film of a franchise. The film also stars Sanaa Lathan and Taylor Kitsch and is directed by Michael Cuesta.
American Assassin is set to hit theaters on September 15.