Poster for Anton Corbijn’s ‘The American’
This is one of my most anticipated films of the year. Anton Corbijn’s debut film, 2007’s Ian Curtis biopic Control is one of my favorite films of all time. I think Corbijn’s background as a photographer and music video director gives him a really great point of view when it comes to his films. Add to the mix George Clooney, who has pretty much, aside from one or two not-so-great films, been on fire for the last ten years and you’ve really got something. Look for the trailer after the cut.
I’m a big fan of spy thrillers, and this one looks top notch. The film is also being released by Focus Features, who have been on a similar streak as Clooney when it comes to Oscar nominations and quality films. The only thing that worries me a little is the September release date. That seems a bit early for Oscar contention. But with the field open to 10 films again this year, you never know.