Three new clips from The American have been released online giving us a closer look at Anton Corbijn’s forthcoming movie. I for one have been keeping a keen eye on this for a while now, it looks like an intelligent, finely tuned suspense thriller, I’m sure Corbijn’s accomplished photography skills will be put to good use on the visual side of things, and an impressive cast will lead to some fine  performances. The American stars George Clooney as a hitman trying to do one last job in Italy before he retires, but – as they often do in movies – romantic entanglements complicate matters. The American is set for release September 1st in the US, and October 8th in the UK.

Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an assassin, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. The American comes to theaters September 1st, 2010 and stars George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Irina Björklund, Violante Placido, Paolo Bonacelli, Samuli Vauramo, Filippo Timi, Björn Granath. The film is directed by Anton Corbijn.