The American

Back in November, we got our first look at Control helmer Anton Corbijn‘s The American, staring George Clooney as ”an artful assassin with a lengthy track record, constantly on the move and always watching his back.” A new production photo has appeared on the film’s official facebook page (found via theplaylist), seen above. Corbijn also noted in his lastest blog posting that recent test screenings have led to a return to the editing room to “look at the ending of the film and make sure it is understood by more people.” After the jump you can find the previously released photo and official plot synopsis.

The American

Official Plot Synopsis:

“When an assignment goes wrong and a lover ends up dead, he vows that the next job will be his last.  This final obligation takes him to a picturesque town nestled amongst lush Italian hills, its historical piazzas bursting with life.  But to Jack, every location is a trap and every person a potential threat.  Still, he surprises himself, enjoying confessional conversations over Armagnac with an insightful priest and slipping into an affair with a local beauty.  But by letting his guard down, Jack may be tempting fate.  A dangerous shadow-dweller shows every sign of closing in, and the mysterious woman who has hired him may not be all that she seems.  As an increasingly wary Jack contemplates life, love and death in Italy, the film escalates into a climactic showdown through the cobbled maze of age-old alleyways.  This sexy, suspenseful and intricate story blends intrigue and passionate romance within a searing morality tale to finally reveal the heart of this deeply private man.”

The American will hit theaters on September 1st 2010.

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