Come on, who doesn’t love Sean Bean eh? His latest thriller, Cleanskin, is due to arrive in UK cinemas on 9th March and we have a trailer and a rather lengthy synopsis here for you. The film is directed by Hadi Hajag (Puritan) and features Bean as an undercover agent who infiltrates terrorist units before murdering the lot of them. A ‘cleanskin’ is a term used here in the UK for an operative who is not known to the terrorists he is about to take down. Expect Bean to be on his brutal best here, and I must say having never heard of this before, the film actually looks really good. Check out the rather brilliant trailer at the bottom of this post.
Sophisticated British action thriller CLEANSKIN explodes onto cinema screens in March with an exciting cast lead by Sean Bean, who plays Ewan, a Secret Service Agent working undercover in the criminal underbelly of London. His mission is to pose as the body guard of a small time arms dealer and discover who he is selling the Semtex to.
However, when they are brazenly ambushed by a masked gunman in a West End hotel lobby, Ewan is shot and wounded and the dealer assassinated. The Semtex is stolen.
Days later, a suicide bomber detonates himself inside a busy London restaurant and the Secret Services worse fears are confirmed — the stolen Semtex was used in the bombing. There is a terrorist cell operating in London, hell bent on bringing death and destruction to the nation’s capital. Briefed by his operators (Charlotte Rampling and James Fox), Ewan is tasked with finding the cell and executing them. His orders are to terminate with extreme prejudice. Operating off grid, no one will know what his mission is; and if he is caught, they will deny all knowledge.
Unknown to Ewan, the mastermind behind these bombings is Ash (Abhin Galeya), an idealistic embittered young man, who was ‘turned’ whilst at University. Ash is utterly devoted to the cause but with no criminal history, he is every agent’s worst nightmare. He is a ‘cleanskin’: a terrorist with no previous convictions and unknown to the national security services. Can Ewan take him out before the unthinkable occurs?
By Matt Wavish