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Michael Keaton trains Dylan O’Brien in first ‘American Assassin’ trailer

Based on the popular novels

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CBS Films and Lionsgate released a first-look trailer for “American Assassin” this week, the film is set to hit theaters later this fall. This marks the first trailer released for the upcoming thriller, which will release nationwide in September.

“American Assassin” was directed by Michael Cuesta, working off a screenplay written by Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. The film is based on the Mitch Rapp series of novels by Vince Flynn, and you still have plenty of time to read the original works ($8 on Amazon) before the premiere. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler produced the film, which stars Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins and Taylor Kitsch.

The film follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan 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. You can watch the first trailer for the film below.

Fans might remember Dylan O’Brien best as the star of FOX’s “The Maze Runner” franchise. The first installment to that series grossed over $348M worldwide, with “The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” reaching over $312M globally. Keaton will appear as the villain in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which is set to release this summer. The Sony Pictures film was directed by Jon Watts, and also stars Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei and Tom Holland. Keaton will be playing the role of Vulture in the Spider-Man installment, and it will release in theaters on July 7, 2017.

“American Assassin” will hit theaters this September.