New Poster for The American Showcases Vintage Clooney

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Focus Features has just released the poster for George Clooney's newest starring vehicle, The American, and it's certainly something special. Featuring a bright orange, black and white design that evokes thrillers of the 1970's, the new poster is a breath of fresh air from the typical fare we see in theaters today.

Alone among assassins, Jack (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.

The American opens in theaters on September 1st. Take a look at the poster below, and don't forget to check out our The American trailers gallery for a preview Clooney in action!

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The American Poster

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