Bruce Willis is in talks to join the cast of American Assassin for director Jeffrey Nachmanoff, according to Variety. The film will be adapted from the Vince Flynn novel of the same name, which centres on Mitch Rapp, a young man who joins the CIA after his girlfriend dies in a terrorist attack.
Bruce Willis will play a CIA agent who mentors Rapp. The book is the 11th in Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series, although this story goes back to the beginning, showing how he first became involved with the covert agency.
Jeffrey Nachmanoff is directing from a screenplay by Mike Finch. We reported in February that he is taking over from Edward Zwick, who adapted the book with Marshall Herskovitz. Shooting is scheduled to begin in the autumn of 2013, so they’re certainly planning ahead by getting Willis now.