Believe it or not, Sean Penn has never really starred in a full blown action film, so that alone makes The Gunman quite an exciting project. The impressive cast that comes with the film adds even more weight to the violent thriller, so today we have the very first trailer to share with you.
Speaking to USA Today about his role as a former Special Forces op, Penn said: “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 trailer is embedded below, and while the story sounds good, and the cast is very impressive, sadly the trailer is very generic, and doesn’t seem to be adding anything new to a well established genre. Personally though, I am keen to see this for the cast alone.
The Gunman is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken), and here’s where it gets really exciting, the cast includes Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca and Mark Rylance.
The film arrives in UK cinemas 20th February.
An international spy must clear his name in order to save himself from the organization that he used to work for.