Dylan O'Brien to Join Michael Keaton in 'American Assassin'

The 'Maze Runner' actor is set to play a CIA member in an upcoming adaptation of Vince Flynn's novel of the same title.

AceShowbiz - %cDylan O'Brien% is expected to headline "American Assassin". The lead star of "The Maze Runner" franchise is attached to play the role of Mitch Rapp, a top recruit for CIA's black ops. He joins %cMichael Keaton% who will play his mentor.

Lionsgate and CBS Films are adapting the movie based on Vince Flynn's best-seller of the same name. Michael Cuesta ("Homeland", "Kill the Messenger) boards the project as a director while Stephen Schiff is tapped to write the screenplay.

Dylan O'Brien was last seen in "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials". He will next be seen opposite %cMark Wahlberg% in true-story oil rig disaster film "Deepwater Horizon". He is currently on the mend after getting injured on the set of "The Maze Runner: The Death Cure". The production is currently put on hold.

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