The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.
AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp [Dylan O’Brien], a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley [Michael Keaton]. The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy [Sanaa Lathan] to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent [Shiva Negar] to stop a mysterious operative [Taylor Kitsch] intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield [Bryan Cranston] is the picture of success. He has a loving wife [Jennifer Garner] and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window—an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretch into months, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Wakefield is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all.