Clooney's The American: New Trailer, Pictures

by Anne Thompson
August 19, 2010 5:30 AM
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The American, from director Anton Corbijn (Control), arrives in theaters on September 1st, opting out of the fall fest circuit. George Clooney, who followed his charmingly vulnerable role in Up in The Air with shaggy humor in the less impressive The Men Who Stare At Goats, now returns to his commercial bread-and-butter as the side-burned assassin whose "last job" isn't as cut-and-dried as he'd hope. It never is.

Moviefone posts exclusive stills (featuring Clooney and comely co-stars Violante Placido and Thekla Reuten) and the new trailer. W Magazine runs a spread of Corbijn's own pictures. A sampling and the trailer are below; here's an excerpt from the Martin Booth novel upon which the film is based. UPDATE: And Corbijn's own production blog, with more pics.

Thompson on Hollywood

Thompson on Hollywood

Thompson on Hollywood

Thompson on Hollywood

Thompson on Hollywood

Here is the new trailer:

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  • The Nun | August 19, 2010 9:09 AMReply

    Far too familiar. We've seen the underlying themes of this movie over and over again.

    Realistically, would anyone really hire this old hitman? Only if he was shooting at fish in a barrel. This looks like a real yawn fest.

  • The Pope | August 19, 2010 7:25 AMReply

    Seeing the trailer and the stills, it all feels very familiar.

    However, there is one thing that alerts my interest and that is the maturity of the women. They are all in their mid-thirties. If this were a real Hollywood production, set in the US, surely we would be looking at actresses at least 10 years younger.

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