Chris Hemsworth offered role of Mitch Rapp in American Assassin

After months of speculation and rumor about the possibility of a movie based on one of the Vince Flynn novels, things are starting to come together.  The movie will be American Assassin, chronologically the first in the Mitch Rapp series.  American Assassin charts Mitch Rapp’s entry to the CIA, his training under Stan Hurley (whos role has been offered to Bruce Willis) and his first mission.

It was reported today that Chris Hemsworth has been offered the leading role of Mitch Rapp.

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Australian Actor Chris Hemsworth is no stranger to blockbuster movies, most famous for his lead role of Thor in the Thor Films and Avengers Assemble.  He also starred in Snow White and the Huntsman as the Huntsman.  Despite his lead role in these fantasy films, he’s not an unlikely star for American Assassin, in Red Dawn an action packed film he played the leader of the Wolverines.

It’s reported that Chris Hemsworth has been offered $10 million for the role.  A role which I’m sure Vince Flynn fans will be hoping is the first of a series of films.

So the starring roles are rapidly filling for American Assassin, do you think these are good choices?  Who would you pick?  The role of Irene Kennedy is yet to be announced, who would you select as the female lead?  Leave a comment!

Is Bruce Willis set to star in American Assassin

Just when we thought news of the first Mitch Rapp movie had disappeared forever a new story has hit the internet a new story hits the press.  Before you all scream that Bruce Willis can’t play Mitch Rapp, don’t despair he is in talks to play Mitch’s mentor.  This would suggest that Bruce Willis is set to play Stan Hurley.

Bruce Willis (Photo Credit Gage Skidmore Flickr)

Bruce Willis has a long history as an action thriller star including the Die Hard series, Armageddon and more recently The Expendables and Looper.

The American Assassin Movie is based on Vince Flynn’s 11th book by the same name.  Although the 11th book American Assassin is a prequel telling the story of Mitch Rapp’s entry to the CIA, his training and his first mission.  Hopefully this is the first in a long line of Mitch Rapp movies!

The book has been rewritten into a screenplay by Mike Finch (Predators). Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor) is set to direct, while Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler will produce.

Everything is starting to come together now, and shooting on American Assassin is due to begin next Autumn.  However there is still no actor selected to play the lead Mitch Rapp.

Who would you cast as Mitch Rapp?  Leave a comment.