Focus Features has released the first poster for Anton Corbijn’s The American and it’s an eye-catcher. It’s got a nice 70’s-esque feel to it and I support any poster that breaks from the bland floating-heads posters we see so often. While the poster almost makes the movie look like a vintage spy flick, The American is about an assassin (George Clooney) working one last job in Italy and begins to develop a friendship with a local priest and a romantic relationship with a local woman. Hit the jump to check out the poster in high-resolution. The American hits theaters on September 1st.
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For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for The American:
Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller, filmed on location in Italy. Alone among assassins, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten of “In Bruges”), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Italian stage and screen veteran Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Italian leading lady Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.