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Taylor Kitsch joins the cast of American Assassin

John Carter actor Taylor Kitsch will star in upcoming film, American Assassin, an adaption of Vince Flynn’s 2010 graphic novel.

hollywood Updated: Aug 20, 2016 13:45 IST
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Taylor Kitsch will play the villain; a CIA counter-terrorist operative called Mitch Rapp.(TaylorKitsch/Facebook)

Hollywood film American Assassin has a new cast member -- actor Taylor Kitsch. The 35-year-old True Detective alum will join Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien in the upcoming movie adaption of Vince Flynn’s 2010 graphic novel, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will be the first in a series of 14 stories that follow CIA counter-terrorist operative Mitch Rapp (O’Brien). Kitsch will play a mysterious official intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.

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Keaton will take on the role of Stan Hurley, a Cold War veteran enlisted alongside Rapp to take down Kitsch’s villainous character.

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The project has been in the works since at least 2012, with Bruce Willis and Chris Hemsworth previously in talks to star.

Homeland director/executive producer Michael Cuesta is attached to direct.