Teen Wolf actor Dylan O’Brien is currently in negotiations to star as the title character in the upcoming film American Assassin.
According to Deadline, the film will be an adaptation of Vince Flynn‘s bestselling novels directed by Michael Cuesta for CBS Films and Lionsgate.
Dylan will play Mitch Rapp, a character who “ruthlessly carries out covert counter-terrorist operations for the CIA.”
The series will begin as Rapp is a black ops recruit who’s devastated by the loss of his fiancee to a terrorist attack. The CIA deputy director assigns the shadowy Hurley (Michael Keaton) to train a grief-stricken but highly motivated Rapp how to thwart terrorist operations and hunt the perpetrators. As Rapp’s training progresses, the pair is dispatched on a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative from starting World War III in the Middle East.
Production for the film begins this fall.
In the meantime, Dylan is still in recovery from his accident while filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and production on that film has been suspended indefinitely while Dylan continues to heal.
We wish Dylan the best of luck with his recovery!