This is our first look at him as a hitman who wants out of the game in the upcoming new thriller The Gunman. The cast of the movie is superb and it might be the first action flick Sean is tied up with.
Stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, and Ray Winstone. When talking about the film, Penn wouldn’t really admit that he was making an action film,
“Here’s the funny thing. Calling it an ‘action film’ is kind of like calling Meryl Streep a sexy blonde chick. She is. But that really doesn’t tell the story of what she is at all.
“I don’t separate this in my mind from anything else I have done. It’s a very human story that deals with the same things exploited in action films, like warfare.”
The film is an adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel The Prone Gunman. Pierre Morel (Taken) is directing the movie from a script written by Peter Travis, who directed Dredd.
Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game — so he can settle down and marry his childhood sweetheart. That’s why he took up this profession! Martin returns to his hometown to claim her, but the Organization won’t let him go. Once again, the gunman must assume the prone shooting position.