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Two more clips from George Clooney’s “hitman’s last job” movie “The American”. Yup, it’s not exactly the most original idea for a movie out there, and although I’m a sucker for this type of plot, I’m frankly surprised someone like George Clooney is starring in it. You’d expect a has-been action star, but probably not someone like Clooney. In any case, I’ll probably enjoy it, though given the film’s non-existent buzz, I don’t see it doing a whole lot except heading to DVD soon after its theatrical debut. Does anyone even know this movie is coming out September 1st? Both clips via Apple.
Jack (George Clooney) is an artful assassin with a lengthy track record, constantly on the move and always watching his back. When an assignment goes wrong and a lover ends up dead, he vows that the next job will be his last. This final obligation takes him to a picturesque town nestled amongst lush Italian hills, its historical piazzas bursting with life. But to Jack, every location is a trap and every person a potential threat. Still, he surprises himself, enjoying confessional conversations over Armagnac with an insightful priest and slipping into an affair with a local beauty. But by letting his guard down, Jack may be tempting fate. A dangerous shadow-dweller shows every sign of closing in, and the mysterious woman who has hired him may not be all that she seems. As an increasingly wary Jack contemplates life, love and death in Italy, the film escalates into a climactic showdown through the cobbled maze of age-old alleyways. This sexy, suspenseful and intricate story blends intrigue and passionate romance within a searing morality tale to finally reveal the heart of this deeply private man.
Starring George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Bruce Altman, Violante Placido, Paolo Bonacelli, Filippo Timi, Irina Björklund and directed by Anton Corbijn.
George shoots people September 1, 2010.
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