Dylan O'Brien in talks to join Michael Keaton in 'American Assassin'
While still on the mend, Variety is reporting that Dylan O'Brien (The Maze Runner) is currently in talks to join Michael Keaton in Lionsgate's upcoming adaptation of American Assassin. The film is based off of Vince Flynn's bestseller.
O'Brien is set to play the role of title character Mitch Rapp. While The Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been on hold for some time to allow for the actor's full recovery, this gig is a good indication that we'll see him back in action soon.
Michael Cuesta is directing the film from Stephen Schiff's screenplay. Keaton plays a Cold War veteran who exists off the grid, and who is tasked with training Rapp, a black ops recruit devastated by the losee of his fiancee to a terrorist attack.