Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods), has reportedly been offered the lead role in CBS Films’ American Assassin. Deadline reports that the film — based upon the Vince Flynn novel — will be directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff.
Summary: “American” Assassin tells the story of legendary CIA agent Mitch Rapp. Long before he began hunting terrorists, Rapp was a gifted college scholar/athlete. Then, tragedy struck and Rapp was recruited into the nation’s most elite covert operations program. After completing training designed to teach the kind of lethal skills necessary to target our most dangerous enemies, here and abroad, he is a man reborn with a mission of retribution.
Edward Zwick adapted the screenplay alongside Marshall Herskovitz (The Last Samurai), and Bruce Willis is rumored to be in talks to play a mentor character to Rapp.
The novel marks the eleventh installment in Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series. Another adaptation, “Consent to Kill” is also in development by CBS Films.