This September, Doug Limen (The Bourne Identity, Mr & Mrs Smith) reunites for the first time since Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise who, alongside Dohmnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, The Force Awakens), Jayma Mays (Trial & Error, Heroes) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Fargo) bring us American Made, the true story of 80’s entrepreneur-turned-drug smuggler Barry Seal in what is sure to be one of the year’s best action-comedies. To mark the occasion, we’re collected 6 things you may not know about this stranger-than-fiction tale. Number 6 will amaze you (click-bait unintended!) Check it out below:

Plot: Barry Seal, a small-time entrepreneur-turned drug smuggler from 1980’s America is recruited by the CIA to provide intelligence to surpress potential communist threats from Central and South America. He ultimately becomes involved with prominent cartels in one of the CIA’s greatest cover-up disaster in US history.

American Made is set to be released in UK cinemas on 25th August 2017