The first official image from Anton Corbijn’s The American has debuted on the film’s official Facebook page [via The Playlist]. The film stars George Clooney as an assassin traveling the Italian countryside as he seeks out his final target on what he vows will be his last assignment.
Also, the fine folks over at Just Jared have some set photos from Joe Wright’s upcoming thriller Hanna. The film stars Cate Blanchett as a CIA agent hunting down a young girl named Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) and her ex-CIA agent father (Eric Bana) who trained his little girl to be a killer. I know fathers sometimes have trouble finding common ground with their daughters, but coupled with Kick-Ass, I believe there has to be a better way.
Hit the jump to see the images and the official synopsis for each film. The American hits theaters on September 1st. Hanna hits theaters sometime in 2011.
Here’s the official synopsis for The American:
Alone among assassins, Jack (George Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry (Bruce Altman) 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), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
Hanna is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Sweden. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
Also, that last photo is probably an actual image from the film. It’s either that or Eric Bana really doesn’t like it when you take his turn on the swing set.