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‘American Assassin’ Red Band Trailer: Launch Of New Action Franchise?

Deadline logo Deadline 6/20/2017 Mike Fleming Jr

CBS and Lionsgate are sure starting to look like they’ve got the ingredients to launch an action hero franchise. American Assassin, built on a deep well of bestselling novels by the late Vince Flynn, has an appealing young protagonist in Dylan O’Brien, a strong veteran actor in Michael Keaton, and all the inherent action director Michael Cuesta could put on the screen in a revenge tale that could be the start of a Jack Ryan-like journey for O’Brien’s Mitch Rapp character.

Here is the red band trailer. The CBS Films/Lionsgate thriller bows September 15.

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