Focus Features has posted a two-and-a-half minute featurette for the upcoming George Clooney thriller The American. The clip is generally focused on how amazing Clooney is as an actor, director, and person — just as I would were I in charge of the American marketing department. Anton Corbijn (Control) directed this adaptation of the Martin Booth novel A Very Private Gentleman, which depicts an aging assassin (Clooney) who vows the next assignment will be his last. Hit the jump for the featurette and official synopsis.
Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry 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, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
Click over to Yahoo! for HD. The American hits theaters on September 1st.