From Anton Corbijn, the director of Control (and the photographer responsible for most of the visuals you associate with Depeche Mode and U2), comes The American, a new thriller starring George Clooney. As a soon-to-be retired assassin awaiting his final instructions in small-town Italy, Jack (Clooney) should be keeping a low-profile. Instead, he befriends a priest and makes a new lady friend. While perhaps not the most original setup, the trailer suggests a visually ravishing, intricately moving story — like a heady mix of In Bruges and Quantum of Solace. Let us know what you think after the jump.
The American is in theaters September 1, 2010.