American Assassin tells the tale of a young man, Mitch Rapp, who through no fault of his own is wrapped up in the violence of a terrorist cell while on vacation. 18 months later, Mitch is training physically and mentally to enact his revenge on those responsible.
Mitch Rapp (O'Brien), 23, lost his parents in a tragic car accident at the age of 14, as well as his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Lathan) as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Keaton) to train Mitch. Together they will, later on, investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent, Annika (Negar), to stop a mysterious operative, nicknamed "Ghost" (Kitsch), intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.
Dylan O'Brien as Mitch Rapp
Michael Keaton as Stan Hurley
Sanaa Lathan as Deputy Director Irene Kennedy
Shiva Negar as Annika
Taylor Kitsch as "Ghost"
David Suchet as Stansfield
Navid Negahban as Behurz
Scott Adkins as Victor
Charlotte Vega as Katrina Harper
Budget: $33 Million