Focus Features just posted this shot of George Clooney running and shooting and looking tense for The American (a Fall release) directed by Anton Corbijn (Control). ¬†The director has a blog – I don’t know how this slipped under my radar. ¬†Here’s the thing. ¬†Blogging is often about the great photos. ¬†Corbijn is a photographer. ¬†Ergo, the photos on his effing blog are effing fantastic. ¬†I am so annoyed that I’m only now finding out about this. ¬†Oh well. ¬†Better late than never.
Here are some lovely pics — and after the cut, a synopsis of the film gotten from this site.
More at the source. Breathtaking.
About the film:
Alone among assassins, Jack (played by Mr. 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 of this fall‚Äôs Peter and Vandy) 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 Focus‚Äô award-winning In Bruges), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Italian screen and stage veteran Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues¬†romancewith local woman Clara (Italian leading lady Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.