Hollywood seems to have an obsession with assassins, and this teaser trailer for The American only further proves that point. George Clooney plays a soul-searching gun-for-hire hiding out in Italy for one last job. A last job he’s of course being coerced into completing.
There are pretty women (who can’t be trusted), a priest (who can’t help ease Clooney’s suffering), and surprisingly a lack of alcohol. C’mon, an assassin who’s NOT an alcoholic? I don’t buy it, Hollywood. I bet we’re going to see a bottle of Jim Beam in the full trailer or the pistol in my desk drawer isn’t stained with orphan blood.
The film is directed by Anton Corbijn, whose last film Control profiled Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division, who commited suicide. Soooo he does bummer movies.
Check out the trailer after the jump. The American hits theaters September 7, 2010.