Michael Keaton Cast in American Assassin

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Michael Keaton has been on a roll lately, starring in two back-to-back Best Picture winners with Birdman and Spotlight. Now the actor has landed a role in CBS Films and Lionsgate’s upcoming adaptation of American Assassin.

According to IGN, Keaton has been cast as Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. In a statement, director Michael Cuesta described Hurley as “one of the pillars of the Vince Flynn universe and a favorite character for millions of readers, so casting him was a daunting challenge.” Cuesta added, “To have an actor as intelligent and gifted as Michael Keaton bring this beloved character to life is a thrill for everyone involved.”

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Based on the bestselling novel by Vince Flynn, the screenplay for American Assassin will be written by Stephen Schiff of FX’s The Americans. Lorenzo di Bonaventura of Transformers and Nick Wechsler of Magic Mike are set to produce.

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Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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