Opening on September 1 is director Anton Corbijn's (Control) The American. Starring George Clooney as an aging assassin who vows the next assignment will be his last, The American is one of those movies I was really looking forward to...but the closer it gets to release, the more I believe it might not be good. The reason I say this is due to the lack of screenings by Focus Features. I've done this job long enough to know when a movie is good, they screen it early and often for the press to generate online buzz. But The American is about a week away from getting released and I don't know anyone that's seen it and the only screening I've been offered is on the 30th. As I said, that makes me nervous.
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