WATCH: ‘American Assassin’ Trailer with Sanaa Lathan

The trailer for CBS Films and Lionsgate’s adaptation of the bestselling Vince Flynn thriller novel series American Assassin has been released, and Sanaa Lathan (The Best Man Wedding, Now You See Me 2) stars as CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy.

In addition to Lathan, the film will star Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, and Dylan O’Brien.

The story follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (O’Brien) a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (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 (Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.

American Assassin is one of 15 novels set in the world of counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. Each book in the series was a New York Times best-seller, the three most recent were number one best-sellers, and the series overall has sold nearly 20 million copies to date.

The script was written by Stephen Schiff and will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura  and Nick Wechsler.

An official release date for American Assassin has not been released, but production is reportedly aiming for a Sept. 2017 roll out. Check out the trailer above!