American Assassin

(2013)

American Assassin tells the story of legendary CIA agent Mitch Rapp. Long before he began hunting terrorists, Rapp was a gifted college scholar/athlete. Then, tragedy struck and Rapp was recruited into the nation's most elite covert operations program. After completing training designed to teach the kind of lethal skills necessary to target our most dangerous enemies, here and abroad, he is a man reborn with a mission of retribution.

Chris Hemsworth Turns Down ‘American Assassin’

Chris Hemsworth Turns Down ‘American Assassin’

Chris Hemsworth is currently shooting Thor: The Dark World, and he will move on to film Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse shortly thereafter. He will also return as Thor in The Avengers 2.

American Assassin is based on the novel by Vince Flynn, the 11th book in his series about CIA terrorist hunter Mitch Rapp. This particular novel gives us Mitch Rapp's origin story, chronicling his transition from a college athlete to CIA agent. Bruce Willis is already attached to star as Rapp's agency mentor.

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‘American Assassin’ Wants Chris Hemsworth

‘American Assassin’ Wants Chris Hemsworth

CBS Films has offered Thor star Chris Hemsworth a whopping $10 million to star in their adaptation American Assassin. It isn't known if the actor plans on accepting the offer at this time.

The action-thriller is based on Vince Flynn's novel that centers on Mitch Rapp, the role Chris Hemsworth is being eyed for. The story follows his transition from a college athlete to a world-class operative for the CIA, who specializes in hunting terrorists. He joined the agency after his girlfriend died in a terrorist attack. The book is actually the 11th in Vince Flynn's series, although this is a prequel that will serve as Rapp's origin story. We reported last month that Bruce Willis is in talks to play Rapp's CIA mentor.

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Bruce Willis Circles ‘American Assassin’

Bruce Willis Circles ‘American Assassin’

Bruce Willis is in talks to join the cast of American Assassin for CBS Films and director Jeffrey Nachmanoff.

The story is adapted from the Vince Flynn novel of the same name, centering on Mitch Rapp, a young man who joins the CIA after his girlfriend died in a terrorist attack. Bruce Willis will play a CIA agent who mentors Rapp. The book is the 11th in Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, although this story goes back to the beginning, showing how he first became involved with the covert agency.

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‘American Assassin’ Gets Director Jeffrey Nachmanoff

CBS Films has brought on Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor) to direct the action-thriller American Assassin.

We first reported on this project back in June, when CBS Films set the project up for Edward Zwick to direct from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Herskovitz. It is said Edward Zwick left the project to direct The Great Wall with Henry Cavill. It isn't known if Jeffrey Nachmanoff will direct from Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz's script, or if new writers will be brought in.

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