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CBS Films and Lionsgate have debuted the brand new American Assassin trailer, the upcoming action film starring Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar and Taylor Kitsch. The film arrives in cinemas later this year.
American Assassin follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.
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- Paul Heath
Paris — Rene Bastian’s New York-based Belladonna Productions, producer of Michael Haneke’s “Funny Games Us” and Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York,” is teaming with Germany’s Zdf Enterprises, the expanding commercial arm of the German broadcast network, to develop “Genesis,” an English-language sci-fi thriller.
“Genesis” is created by Narina Jabari, a young Canadian scientist-turned-screenwriter. Zdfe is handling sales rights to the series.
A film company with a distinguished pedigree, Belladonna moved into TV series production with the Sundance Channel-aired “Hap & Leonard,” now in its second season, executive produced by Belladonna principal Linda Moran. For Zdfe, “Genesis” represents one of its earliest series in English and linkup with a U.S. production company as Zdfe acquires world sales rights not only to Zdf drama but third-party productions drawn from Europe and beyond.
“Genesis” also joins a fast-growing cannon of sci-fi drama – think “Stranger Things,” “Westworld,” “Humans” – as the genre returns towards the mainstream, diversifies »
- John Hopewell and Jamie Lang
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