A few photos have been found of George Clooney on the set of his latest film, The American. Last week, we filled you in on the actor’s casting in the Anton Corbijn feature, and he’s already on the job. After looking at these images, you can tell this isn’t the George we all know and love. He’s much rougher, and has an old school badass mentality.
Take a look at Clooney on the set of The American…
Alone among assassins, Jack (played by 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’s 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’ 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 romance with local woman Clara (Italian leading lady Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
For this to be a film about death and murder, it sure does have a beautiful setting. If I was an assassin I’d want to work on the country side too!
What do you think about the first photos of George Clooney on the set of The American?