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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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8:54PM on 06/18/2010
Whoa, a poster that's actually good! But given Corbijn's artistic background, I expected nothing less.
Whoa, a poster that's actually good! But given Corbijn's artistic background, I expected nothing less.
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6:32AM on 06/18/2010
the poster is very good, and it seems the movie will be too...

as far as the tidbit goes, yeah, i could say he is :P
the poster is very good, and it seems the movie will be too...

as far as the tidbit goes, yeah, i could say he is :P
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2:32AM on 06/18/2010

hard as nails

That's a damn fine poster.
That's a damn fine poster.
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11:30PM on 06/17/2010
Very simple. Stylish in that simplicity. Nice.
Very simple. Stylish in that simplicity. Nice.
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9:42PM on 06/17/2010
Wonderful poster. Wow.
Wonderful poster. Wow.
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8:46PM on 06/17/2010
I really like that poster; looks very vintage. Clooney is like modern day Cary Grant and Clark Gable all in one.
I really like that poster; looks very vintage. Clooney is like modern day Cary Grant and Clark Gable all in one.
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6:43PM on 06/17/2010
Good movie poster, great trailer. Clooney is on a role lately, which is awesome, he deserves it. This movie reminds me of a mix between The Bourne movies and like what was said in the article Eastern Promises, which is a very, very good thing.
Good movie poster, great trailer. Clooney is on a role lately, which is awesome, he deserves it. This movie reminds me of a mix between The Bourne movies and like what was said in the article Eastern Promises, which is a very, very good thing.
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5:50PM on 06/17/2010
Although it was a dismissed rumoured that Clooney could be cast as Jack Ryan, I would love to see him in that role. He has the ability to turn and make himself the best Jack Ryan since Ford. A solid script and clooney could lead to a great spy thriller.
Although it was a dismissed rumoured that Clooney could be cast as Jack Ryan, I would love to see him in that role. He has the ability to turn and make himself the best Jack Ryan since Ford. A solid script and clooney could lead to a great spy thriller.
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5:33PM on 06/17/2010
Apple source.
Apple source.
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5:25PM on 06/17/2010

Poster Love

I love that poster. Very old-school.
I love that poster. Very old-school.
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