Variety reports that Sanaa Lathan (The Perfect Guy, Now You See Me 2) and Shiva Negar (Four In The Morning, The Art Of More) have joined the cast of "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. CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Lathan) 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 to go on a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Negar)
to stop a mysterious operative (former Friday Night Lights TV fave Taylor Kitsch) from kicking off a global war.
Should the film spawn a few sequels Lathan's Kennedy could return
"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.
Production kicked off this month in London and Budapest.