Trailer for George Clooney’s THE AMERICAN.

Over the years, my appreciation for George Clooney has grown. The Peacemaker had me gagging (mainly due to bad diaglogue) and while he may not have been the one to blame (Paging Joel Schumaker) for Batman and Robin, he still was party to that crime.

But he has grown from being a celebrity to a damn good actor. Good enough that I will take a gander at anything he does.

His next film, due out on Sept 1st, is THE AMERICAN.

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry 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, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

THE AMERICAN is directed Anton Corbijn and is based on the novel A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth, with the screenwriting handled by Rowan Joffe.
Here is the trailer: