The American trailer online
Remember the days of those tilted head looks in ER for George Clooney? Long gone, and the trailer for The American cements that. George Clooney has totally reinvented his career since then and become a diverse and, at times, incredible actor.
The trailer for The American shows that he's still going from strength to strength in a thriller directed by Anton Corbijn and written by Rowan Joffe which looks gorgeous.
The American tells the story of an assassin at the top of his game who carries out a job that doesn't end too well and turns his thoughts of his chosen career on its head. He decides it's time to get out, but like all these movie characters, opts for one more job first.
While he's reading himself for the task, he hides up in a small Italian village and finds a strange friendship with the local priest and a growing relationship with a local woman, two things he'd never consider before in his life, especially when it could complicate a job.
Here's an extended blurb for the film:
Alone among assassins, Jack (Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry (Bruce Altman) that his next assignment will be his last.
Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed.
Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (iolante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
Now, where's that trailer? Right here. The American can also be seen over at Yahoo Movies, and it might be worth seeing in high definition because even here it looks gorgeously shot. Not only that but it looks like it mixes in some action as well as focusing on the thoughtful thriller side too.