Trailer: The American

Media | May 15th, 2010

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The American is the latest action thriller that stars George Clooney and is directed by Anton Corbijn (Control). The film comes out September 1, 2010. It sort of looks like the Bourne movies, but seems like something more in like with the Matador where he wants to get out of the killing business. I’m not sure if I’d go out to see this in theaters, but I’d definitely be interested in seeing it on DVD. Watch the trailer below:

The story is:
Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller, filmed on location in Italy. Alone among assassins, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry (Bruce Altman) that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten of “In Bruges”), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Italian stage and screen veteran Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Italian leading lady Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

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