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Dylan O'Brien in talks to star in American Assassin with Michael Keaton

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Per Deadline, THE MAZE RUNNER star Dylan O'Brien is currently in talks to star in AMERICAN ASSASSIN, an action-thriller based upon the Vince Flynn novel of the same name. "American Assassin" is one of many novels Vince Flynn wrote following the adventures of a young assassin by the name of Mitch Rapp who carries out covert ops for the CIA, so CBS Films is hoping is that AMERICAN ASSASSIN will be the first of a long franchise.

Dylan O'Brien would play Mitch Rapp alongside the already cast Michael Keaton, who will be playing the role of Stan Hurley, a "badass Cold War veteran who teaches the young assassin everything he needs to know." Mitch Rapp will be college-aged in the first film, and the hope is that the actor will grow along with his character as the AMERICAN ASSASSIN series progresses. Several months ago Dylan O'Brien was severely injured on the set of MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE leading a delay and later shutdown of production while they wait for his injuries to heal. Production on AMERICAN ASSASSIN is set to kick off this fall, so it's nice to know that O'Brien will have recovered from his injuries by then. AMERICAN ASSASSIN will begin as Mitch Rapp is devastated by the loss of his fiancee in a terrorist attack. The CIA deputy director then assigns the "shadowy" Stan Hurley to train the "grief-stricken but highly motivated Rapp how to thwart terrorist operations and hunt the perpetrators."

A synopsis of "American Assassin" via Amazon:

Two decades after the Cold War, Islamic terrorism is on the rise, and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield forms a new group of clandestine operatives—men who do not exist—to meet this burgeoning threat abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield’s protégée, Irene Kennedy, finds the ideal candidate in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Among the thousands grieving the victims is Mitch Rapp, a gifted college athlete, who wants only one thing: retribution. Six months of intense training prepares him to devastate the enemy with brutal efficiency, leaving a trail of bodies from Istanbul and across Europe, to Beirut. But there, the American assassin will need every ounce of skill and cunning to survive the war-ravaged city and its deadly terrorist factions.

Dylan O'Brien will next be seen in DEEPWATER HORIZON, which is set for a September 30, 2016 release.

Source: Deadline

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6:58PM on 05/11/2016

Hold on People...

I was all up in arms too when I read this. Why the hell is he in talks for another movie when the Maze Runner sequel needs to be finished!?

The problem is that all of the other actors, crew, etc have other schedules. By the time he is probably ready to go back to work, the Maze Runner crew will all be doing different commitments. They have to reschedule to get everyone back at the same time, same place. That can be very difficult as some actors have deals booked years in advance.
I was all up in arms too when I read this. Why the hell is he in talks for another movie when the Maze Runner sequel needs to be finished!?

The problem is that all of the other actors, crew, etc have other schedules. By the time he is probably ready to go back to work, the Maze Runner crew will all be doing different commitments. They have to reschedule to get everyone back at the same time, same place. That can be very difficult as some actors have deals booked years in advance.
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7:45AM on 05/11/2016

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2:26AM on 05/11/2016
But wouldn't this new project interfere with the now postponed Maze Runner movie?
But wouldn't this new project interfere with the now postponed Maze Runner movie?
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12:10PM on 05/11/2016
Well, that movie was delayed indefinitely and the cast and crew disbanded for now. It's no longer just an issue of Dylan's recovery, but when they'll be able to get the rest of the cast and crew's schedules lined up to complete the movie. I wouldn't be surprised if he shoots AA first.
Well, that movie was delayed indefinitely and the cast and crew disbanded for now. It's no longer just an issue of Dylan's recovery, but when they'll be able to get the rest of the cast and crew's schedules lined up to complete the movie. I wouldn't be surprised if he shoots AA first.
9:50PM on 05/10/2016
I'm only neutral on this because WTF? He's too injured to continue filming the next installment of Maze Runner to the point they cancel production, yet has the time to audition/talk for something else?
I'm only neutral on this because WTF? He's too injured to continue filming the next installment of Maze Runner to the point they cancel production, yet has the time to audition/talk for something else?
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7:55AM on 05/11/2016
That's what I'm saying. This makes nooooo sense! I thought the guy was in a wheelchair but now they're saying he's going to do an action flick??
That's what I'm saying. This makes nooooo sense! I thought the guy was in a wheelchair but now they're saying he's going to do an action flick??
11:50AM on 05/11/2016
Why would that stop his agent from getting him a gig?
Why would that stop his agent from getting him a gig?
9:02PM on 05/10/2016
He does have the Mediterranean look that Rapp had in the novels. Hopefully, Hollywood keeps the conservative core of the novel that paints Islamic terrorism as the genocidal death cult it is.
He does have the Mediterranean look that Rapp had in the novels. Hopefully, Hollywood keeps the conservative core of the novel that paints Islamic terrorism as the genocidal death cult it is.
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8:20PM on 05/10/2016
Sounds like another winner for Keaton. Which is great because I am loving his comeback since Birdman.
Sounds like another winner for Keaton. Which is great because I am loving his comeback since Birdman.
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