“I was always an emotional kid, I’m not someone who doesn’t react to things.” – Dylan O’Brien

Dylan O’Brien stars in American Assassin, the new action thriller about CIA counter terrorism. Based on the bestselling novel by Vince Flynn, American Assassin explores themes like revenge, vigilance, and terrorism. 

American Assassin stars Dylan O’Brien as Mitch Rapp, a man who lost his parents in a tragic accident as a young boy, and one who recently lost his girlfriend to a horrific terrorist attack. As he has his eyes set on revenge, he becomes enlisted by the CIA as a black ops recruit. It is there that he meets Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton), a CIA ops specialist who trains Rapp to investigate a wave of random attacks on military and civilian targets. the film is directed by Michael Cuesta, who helmed Showtime’s Homeland and the hit film Kill The Messenger. 

Dylan O’Brien is has proven to be an up and coming actor in Hollywood. With roles in hot television shows like Teen Wolf, O’Brien has also starred in hits The Internship and Deepwater Horizon. He will reprise his role in the blockbuster The Maze Runner series as Thomas in next yearsMaze Runner: The Death Cure. 

Film Inside’s reporter Rachel Kasuch met with Dylan O’Brien to discuss the making of American Assassin. O’Brien talks emotions, fear, terrorism, and childhood videos. “There’s a Spice Girls one that gets brought up to me all the time, but i can’t say that’s the most embarrassing one,” admits O’Brien. “I’m proud of those videos too though, it’s what led me to getting to have this career.” To see more of what Dylan O’Brien has to say about American Assassin, watch the exclusive video interview below.

Text: David Bruce
Interview: Rachel Kasuch

American Assassin is in theaters now.

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