The trailer for George Clooney’s much anticipated film, “The American” has finally surfaced. In the film, Clooney plays "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.” The film is directed by Anton Corbijn, who is responsible for a number of music videos and the fantastic 2007 film, “Control”.
This is the only other movie I am truly looking forward to this year apart from Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”. I was also lead to believe that David Cronenberg’s newest work would be coming out this year, but will not actually be released until 2011, so that was disappointing.
Here is the trailer for “The American”: