Michael Keaton will star in an adaption of the series of novels by Vince Flynn, American Assassin.
The film follows Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (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. As the story begins, Hurley’s deputy director tasks him with training a black ops recruit devastated by the loss of his fiancée to a terrorist attack. The pair is eventually dispatched on a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative from starting World War III in the Middle East.
The series features protagonist Mitch Rapp as he embarks on various counter-terrorism missions. Author of the series Vince Flynn passed away in 2013 with his book series continued by Kyle Mills.