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Jeffrey Nachmanoff to Adapt Vince Flynn Novel 'American Assassin'

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February 22, 2012
Source: Deadline

American Assassin / Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Just last summer, word came that The Last Samurai and Blood Diamond director was going to be at the helm of a big screen adaptation of the Vince Flynn novel American Assassin featuring the author's recurring character, counter-terrorism agent Mitch Rapp who's battling a Saudi billionaire, an ex-East German Stasi spy and a husband-and-wife team of assassins, all while dealing with a knee injury. However, now Deadline has word that Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who directed the underrated thriller Traitor starring Don Cheadle, will direct the film for CBS Films who acquired all of Flynn's novels all the way back in 2008.

Originally CBS Films wanted to start the big screen adaptation of Flynn's novels with Consent to Kill, which was to be directing by Antoine Fuqua, but it looks like this prequel novel (actually the 11th book in the series) will be how the potential Jack Ryan style franchise will kick off. Originally names like Gerard Butler, Colin Farrell and Matthew Fox were being tossed around to play Rapp, but since this film will feature the character fresh out of college at the start of his career, a younger actor will be sought. Hopefully this time the project actually gets off the ground, so fans of the novel can stop being teased every six months.

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People will hate me for this, but I think Shia Labeouf could do well in this role.

peloquin on Feb 22, 2012

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