First Look: Sanaa Lathan in American Assassin


Sanaa Lathan Stars in American Assassin

As previously reported, actress Sanaa Lathan is set to co-star alongside Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton and Shiva Negar in the upcoming Lionsgate film American Assassin. With an official release date of September 15th, the studio is kicking off promo early, having just unveiled the first trailer and several character posters.

The Michael Cuesta helmed film is an adaptation of the Vince Flynn series of novels and follows the rise of a black ops agent who goes rogue. Sanaa will play CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy; a role that could become a longterm opportunity should the film become the franchise producers are hoping for.

Sanaa can presently be seen starring in the Fox event series Shots Fired. Originally scheduled for a 10-episode run, the show could possibly return for a second season thanks to critical praise and its recent Emmy buzz. During an interview with Variety, Gina Prince-Bythewood said “Fox has been extremely supportive of our show and if we decided we all wanted to do it again, we could.”

Since its March 22nd debut, Shots Fired has averaged 3.9 million viewers and a 0.9 demo. It is Fox’s sixth most popular show in viewership. Having said that, TV Grimm Repaer presently lists it as a toss-up for renewal.