eally digging this poster (designed by Paul Wilson) for the film The American, which is directed by Anton Corbijn and stars George Clooney. This is interesting, because Corbijn’s career consists mostly of directing music videos and even designing album covers, so I’m curious to see how this film will turn out, though I suspect it will be wonderful. The trailer hints at some gorgeous cinematography and a seductive story about romance and assassins.
Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry 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, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.