|Directed by||:||Michael Cuesta|
|Produced by||:||Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Nick Wechsler|
|Written by||:||Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz|
|Starring||:||Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Taylor Kitsch|
|Production company||:||CBS Films|
American Assassin is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, based on Vince Flynn’s 2010 novel of the same name. The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar and Taylor Kitsch, and follows young CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp, who helps a Cold War veteran try to stop the launching of a nuke in the Middle East. The film was released on September 15, 2017, and was criticized for its mundane and cliché plot, as well as the lack of genuine thrills, though the cast performances were praised, particularly Keaton.