Exactly what I want and hope an action film is.”
— Alina Akram, EXTRA
The Explosive Action-Packed Thriller Starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton
Arrives on Digital November 21 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack
and DVD on December 5 from Lionsgate
4K Ultra HD™ to include both Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®
Based on the best-selling book series by Vince Flynn, Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner franchise, “Teen Wolf”) and Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Best Actor, Birdman, 2014) lead a star-studded ensemble in American Assassin, arriving on Digital November 21 and on 4K Ultra HD™ (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus Digital) and DVD December 5 from Lionsgate. The “totally action-packed” (Topher Gauk-Roger, CNN) feature also stars Sanaa Lathan (Now You See Me 2, “The Cleveland Show”), Shiva Negar (“24 Hour Rental,” “Art of War”) Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, The Expendables 2), and Taylor Kitsch (Lone Survivor, “Friday Night Lights”). Based on the fictional character Mitch Rapp (O’Brien), featured in 16 New York Times bestsellers with over 20 million copies sold to date, the explosive thriller introduces the popular series to the big screen as a young Rapp takes on his first assignment and begins his career as a CIA officer.
American Assassin follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a CIA black-ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together, the three discover a pattern in the violence, leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on settling a personal and professional vendetta that could have cataclysmic results.
Directed by Michael Cuesta (Kill the Messenger, “Homeland”) and written for the screen by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, the American Assassin 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital releases feature exclusive bonus content, including five all-new, never-before-seen featurettes and a cast Q&A. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions feature Dolby Atmos audio mixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray also features Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR), growing Lionsgate’s library of titles featuring both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Together with the captivating sound of Dolby Atmos, consumers will experience both cutting-edge imaging and state-of-the-art sound technology for a fully immersive entertainment experience.
4K / BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
· “Target Acquired: Creating an American Assassin” Featurette
· “Finding Mitch Rapp: Dylan O’Brien” Featurette
· “Transfer of Power: Hurley and Ghost” Featurette
· “Weaponized: Training and Stunts” Featurette
· “In the Field: Locations” Featurette
· Alamo Drafthouse Q&A with Dylan O’Brien and Taylor Kitsch