BREAKING: Michael Keaton cast as Stan Hurley in American Assassin!

Ryan the Rappologist is the REAL BOOK SPY and he’s good at it. Love to read his reviews and articles.

I told you I had a feeling some news was coming from CBS Films, and here it is–Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton has been cast as Stan Hurley in the upcoming Mitch Rapp movie, American Assassin.

Here’s the release from CBS Films:

LOS ANGELES & SANTA MONICA, CA, March 9, 2016 – CBS Films and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced that Academy Award®-nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman, Spotlight) will star in the adaptation of Vince Flynn’s massive bestseller AMERICAN ASSASSIN.  Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Cuesta (Kill The Messenger, Homeland, L.I.E.) will direct the thriller from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff (The Americans, Ultimate Rush).  Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Deepwater Horizon, Red) and Nick Wechsler (The Road, Magic Mike) are producing the film.

Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Keaton) would be the most feared training officer in…

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