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AMERICAN ASSASSIN: Sanaa Lathan And Shiva Negar Join

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Sanaa Lathan and Shiva Negar sign on to the cast of American Assassin. The two actresses will play roles in the film adaptation of the bestselling Vince Flynn novel.

Lathan is set to play CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy while Negar will portray a highly-skilled Turkish operative in the film. The two starlets join a cast that already includes Taylor Kitsch and Academy Award-nominated Birdman star Michael Keaton.

Director Michael Cuesta appeared excited about their involvement with the film, praising Lathan’s “depth and intensity” as well as Negar’s “extraordinary talent”:

American Assassin follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (O’Brien) a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.

Published by Atria Books and in mass market paperback by Pocket Books (both imprints of Simon & Schuster), American Assassin is one of 15 novels set in the world of counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp. Every single entry in the series has been a New York Times bestseller, the three most recent entries have been number one ˆ bestsellers, and the series overall has sold nearly 20 million copies to date.

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