American Assassin Film

American Assassin was made into a 2017 film which is now available on DVD and BluRay.

Directed by Michael Cuesta and starring Dylan O’Brien as Mitch Rapp, Michael Keaton as Stan Hurley and Sanaa Lathan as Irene Kennedy American Assassin follows the story of Mitch Rapps recruitment to the CIA, shortly after losing his girlfriend to a terrorist attack. Irene Kennedy recruits him as a black ops agent and Stan Hurley trains him. Together Mitch Rapp and Stan Hurley investigate a wave of attacks on both civilian and military targets. This leads them to a joint mission with a Turkish agent to stop world war breaking out in the Middle East

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Michael Keaton cast as Stan Hurley in American Assassin

It’s felt like forever that a Vince Flynn movie was first announced and we started to wonder if it would ever happen.  But fear not, today CBS Films announced the first casting.  Michael Keaton has been cast to play Stan Hurley.

Stan Hurley was a cold war veteran who Irene Kennedy tasked with training Mitch Rapp, as his training progresses the pair are dispatched on a mission in the Middle East to stop a possible World War 3.

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Michael Keaton is an accoplished Academy Award nominated actor who has previously starred in films including Beetlejuice, Batman Returns (as Batman), Birdman, and has voiced severalanimaed films including Minions.

 

The full press release from CBS follows

Michael Keaton To Play Stan Hurley In American Assassin
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

CBS Films and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced that Academy Award®-nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman, Spotlight) will star in the adaptation of Vince Flynn’s massive bestseller AMERICAN ASSASSIN.  Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Cuesta (Kill The Messenger, Homeland, L.I.E.) will direct the thriller from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff (The Americans, Ultimate Rush).  Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Deepwater Horizon, Red) and Nick Wechsler (The Road, Magic Mike) are producing the film.

Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Keaton) would be the most feared training officer in the CIA if more than a handful of people at the agency knew that he existed.  As AMERICAN ASSASSIN begins, Deputy Director Irene Kennedy tasks Hurley with training Mitch Rapp, a black ops recruit devastated by the loss of his fiancée to a terrorist attack.  As Rapp’s training progresses, the pair is dispatched on a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative from starting World War III in the Middle East.

Published by Atria Books and in mass market paperback by Pocket Books, both imprints of Simon & Schuster, AMERICAN ASSASSIN is one of fourteen novels set in the world of counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp.  Every single one has been a New York Times bestseller, the three most recent entries have been number one New York Times bestsellers and the series has sold nearly twenty million copies to date.

“Stan Hurley is one of the pillars of the Vince Flynn universe and a favorite character for millions of readers, so casting him was a daunting challenge,” said Cuesta, who continued. “To have an actor as intelligent and gifted as Michael Keaton bring this beloved character to life is a thrill for everyone involved in AMERICAN ASSASSIN and a cause for celebration amongst ‘Hurley’ fans the world over.”

AMERICAN ASSASSIN will be the latest release in the partnership between CBS Films and Lionsgate. The film will be co-financed by the two companies with CBS Films handling production and marketing and Lionsgate handling distribution.

Michael Keaton is represented by ICM Partners, Anonymous Content and Wendy Kirk at Ziffren Brittenham LLP.  The film will begin production this Summer.  Like CBS Films, Simon & Schuster is a division of CBS Corporation.