The American, from director Anton Corbijn (Control), arrives in theaters on September 1st, opting out of the fall fest circuit. George Clooney, who followed his charmingly vulnerable role in Up in The Air with shaggy humor in the less impressive The Men Who Stare At Goats, now returns to his commercial bread-and-butter as the side-burned assassin whose “last job” isn’t as cut-and-dried as he’d hope. It never is.
Moviefone posts exclusive stills (featuring Clooney and comely co-stars Violante Placido and Thekla Reuten) and the new trailer. W Magazine runs a spread of Corbijn’s own pictures. A sampling and the trailer are below; here’s an excerpt from the Martin Booth novel upon which the film is based. UPDATE: And Corbijn’s own production blog, with more pics.
Here is the new trailer: