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New poster for Anton Corbijn's The American has George Clooney running for his life

06.17.2010

Back in the beginning of May, I brought you the trailer for Anton Corbijn's THE AMERICAN starring George Clooney.

The trailer showed a more low key side to Clooney. While the stories are different, I couldn't help thinking that it gave off an EASTERN PROMISES feel. It's nice to see Clooney in a film like this one where he has more of the focus rather than trying to share the screen with other big name stars. There was also some good things said about Corbijn's feature debut back in 2007, CONTROL, which was about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.

Today the first poster for the film has debuted and has a really awesome style. The design is a throwback to the look of posters from the 60s and 70s. To me, it's a cross between: a Hitchcock poster and NORTH BY NORTHWEST. The Cary Grant comparison aside.

I've also included the trailer just in case you didn't get to see it the first time around. To check it out in HD on Apple's site, head over here.

"Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller, filmed on location in Italy. Alone among assassins, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten of "In Bruges"), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Italian stage and screen veteran Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Italian leading lady Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate."

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Extra Tidbit: How many of you actually see Clooney as a modern day Grant?
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