Heat Vision reports that former Friday Night Lights TV fave Taylor Kitsch will play the bad guy in "American Assassin".
Based on author Vince Flynn's eleventh Mitch Rapp novel that charts a Cold War veteran (Michael Keaton), who would be the most feared training officer in the CIA if more than a handful of people at the agency actually knew of his existence. His deputy director tasks him with training a black ops recruit (NJ native "The Maze Runner," and "Teen Wolf" star Dylan O'Brien) devastated by the loss of his fiancee to a terrorist attack. The pair is eventually dispatched on a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative (Kitsch) from kicking off a global war.
"Kill the Messenger" director Michael Cuesta will call action from an adapted screenplay written by Stephen Schiff.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler are producing the film.
Wow! Kitsch, like O'Brien, is an acting favorite---I am excited to see the two of them go head to head here.
Production is due to kick off next month in London and Budapest.