The story will be based on Vince Flynn’s 12th book, a prequel to the previous one, and shows the early life of Mitch Rapp, a CIA terrorist hunter.
American Assassin describes the beginning of Mitch’s career when he was a tragic college athlete who helps shape the agent’s relentless character.
The United States is in a particularly vulnerable situation and at a moment of impasse. CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield (Willis), a Cold War veteran, knows he has to prepare his men for the coming terrible war.
What kind of man will be willing to kill for his country without wearing a uniform? Kennedy discovers the ideal man for the mission in the young Mitch Rapp.