Tom Cruise typically plays the hero, but in the first 30 seconds of the new American Made trailer he crash lands a plane in the suburbs, jumps out caked with what is probably cocaine, and pays off a little boy for his bike to escape. Ha!
Based on the life of former TWA pilot Barry Seal, American Made features Cruise recruited by the CIA to work as a smuggler. Swimming in illicit money from drug cartels and arms dealers, he quickly ends up in hot water as everyone turns on him.
I’m pretty excited as this is not Cruise’s typical role and promises to be both thrilling and funny.
American Made premieres in theaters September 29.
Watch the trailer below: