Mickey Rourke is a Retired Hitman in the Trailer for ‘Ashby’

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It certainly seems that the Mickey Rourke‘s comeback following The Wrestler is a distant memory with a number of forgettable roles following his Oscar-nominated role in 2008. But that’s not to say that Rourke is done, and here’s hoping that his role in Ashby, where the veteran actor plays a retired CIA hitman, is a return to gruff form. Rourke stars opposite Nat Wolff as a high school outcast who befriends the retired assassin. Written and directed by Tony McNamara, Ashby features a supporting cast headlined by Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman. With an interesting premise and impressive cast, all the ducks are in a row for Ashby to be a sleeper hit. May its aim be true.

Ashby opens in theaters and VOD on September 25th, 2015.

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The official synopsis for Ashby:

When new kid in town Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt (Mickey Rourke) for help.  That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom (Sarah Silverman) and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise (Emma Roberts).

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