The second trailer for The American has hit the Internet. Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller, filmed on location in Italy.
Jack ( Clooney) is an artful assassin with a lengthy track record, constantly on the move and always watching his back. When an assignment goes wrong and a lover ends up dead, he vows that the next job will be his last. This final obligation takes him to a picturesque town nestled amongst lush Italian hills, its historical piazzas bursting with life. But to Jack, every location is a trap and every person a potential threat. Still, he surprises himself, enjoying confessional conversations over Armagnac with an insightful priest and slipping into an affair with a local beauty. But by letting his guard down, Jack may be tempting fate. A dangerous shadow-dweller shows every sign of closing in, and the mysterious woman who has hired him may not be all that she seems. As an increasingly wary Jack contemplates life, love and death in Italy, the film escalates into a climactic showdown through the cobbled maze of age-old alleyways. This sexy, suspenseful and intricate story blends intrigue and passionate romance within a searing morality tale to finally reveal the heart of this deeply private man.
The film also stars Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli and Bruce Altman. The script was written by Rowan Joffe (Last Resort, 28 Weeks Later) and is based on Martin Booth’s novel A Very Private Gentleman.
The American is directed by directed by Anton Corbijn (Control) and is scheduled to hit theaters on September 1st, 2010.