The international trailer for The Gunman has us much more intrigued to see Sean Penn’s rare foray into the action movie genre than any previous The Gunman trailer.
Penn plays a sniper (check out these American Sniper quotes, but we digress), who is doing a job and then soon after he pulls the trigger, realizes the scope of what he was tasked to do. He has launched a civil war that has resulted in a human rights catastrophe.
The Gunman also stars Javier Bardem (a fellow Oscar winner with Penn), as well as Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Jasmine Trinca.
The film may be from the guy who gave us Taken, but given Penn’s record of working with the human rights issues of our time, prepare to have an action film that also leaves you thinking about world events. And we’re always for a film that leaves you with something other than a popcorn hangover.
We’ve also got the synopsis for The Gunman:
In The Gunman, Sean Penn stars as a former special forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name. The film also stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca.
Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel The Prone Gunman, The Gunman was directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, The Transporter franchise). The film was produced by Joel Silver, Andrew Rona and Sean Penn and executive produced by Adrian Guerra and Peter McAleese.
Check out Morel’s film that made him and watch Taken online and then prepare to witness his latest, The Gunman, when it lands March 20.