In 2015, production on a Tom Cruise movie made headlines when a plane carrying crew members crashed in Medellin, Colombia, killing two and injuring one.
After moving the premiere date back almost a year, trailer for American Made, finally debuted. Coincidentally, the trailer opens to a fictionalized plane crash, but with considerably less tragic consequences.
Cruise, playing real-life renegade '90s drug pilot Barry Seal, crash lands the plane full of cocaine into a suburban neighborhood, tipping off a kid on his bike to keep quiet as cops rush to the scene. "You never saw me," a coke-covered Cruise tells him.
The film is based on the outrageous real-life tale of Barry Seal. "Some of this shit really happened," a voiceover of Cruise says in the trailer.
Universal Pictures offered the following synopsis:
In Universal Pictures' American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.
The film sees Seal coming up against Colombian drug lords and US intelligence officers alike. "I was running drugs for the CIA, the DEA and Pablo Escobar," he says in the trailer.
Try to keep your nose clean until American Made hits theaters on September 29.