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Tom Cruise Is A Drug-Smuggling Pilot In American Made Trailer

Tom Cruise is getting historical in the new trailer for his upcoming thriller American Made, based on the true story of Barry Seal, an American pilot and drug smuggler recruited by the CIA to help fight against the communist threat in Central America in the 1980s. 

The trailer begins with Seal getting busted by the DEA, who order him to land immediately– which he does, in the middle of a residential neighborhood. He emerges from the plane covered in drugs, hands a local boy some money to pay for the damage, and bikes away. "Some of this s*** really happened," he says.

It then introduces us to Domhnall Gleeson's CIA agent Monty Schafer, who asks Seal if he's ever wanted something more from his life than just flying residential aircraft. "You should be serving your country," he tells him. Schafter informs Seal that he needs him to deliver things for the CIA, which leads to Seal questioning the operation's legality. "[It's legal] if you're doing it for the good guys," Schafer responds.

Seal's choice to help the CIA doesn't go over well with his family, with his wife Lucy (Sarah Wright) questioning how he will support the family with his new job. "Do you trust me?" he asks her. "No," she incredulously (and hilariously) responds. However, she seems to come to terms with his new life, casually informing Seal that their dog dug up a bag full of money in the backyard, resulting in bills flying everywhere. "I'll rake it up in the morning," Seal responds.

Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirk, Frank Licari, Benito Martinez, Alex Quarles, Jed Rees, Caleb Landry Jones, and Connor Trinneer also star in American Made, which was directed by Edge of Tomorrow's Doug Liman based on a script from Stash House's Gary Spinelli. The movie is set to be released on Sept. 22; while we wait, see all of the movies that will blow you away this summer.