LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- Dylan O'Brien is in talks to play the title character of CBS Films and Lionsgate's upcoming film American Assassin opposite Michael Keaton.
Michael Cuesta is set to direct the novel adaption based on the works of author Vince Flynn. Keaton reportedly signed on to the film earlier to play a Cold War veteran who trains O'Brien's character.
The adapted screenplay was written by Stephen Schiff, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechler are the named producers.
American Assassin is currently being shopped to foreign investors at this year's Cannes Film Festival.