Sanaa Lathan joins cast of American Assasin
CBS Films and Lionsgate have announced that Sanaa Lathan (The Perfect Guy, Now You See Me 2) will be joining Dylan O’Brien (Deepwater Horizon, The Maze Runner), Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman, Spotlight) and Taylor Kitsch (Lone Survivor, True Detective) in the adaptation of the Vince Flynn bestseller American Assassin. Michael Cuesta (Kill The Messenger, Homeland) is directing the thriller from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff (The Americans, Ultimate Rush). Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Salt) and Nick Wechsler (The Road, Magic Mike) are producing.
American Assassin follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (O’Brien) a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.