Open Road Films has provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive first look at a new clip from The Gunman, the upcoming action thriller starring two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn (Mystic River, Milk), Academy Award winner Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men, Skyfall), Ray Winstone (The Departed, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Jasmine Trinca (The Son’s Room, Honey), Idris Elba (“The Wire,” No Good Deed) and Mark Rylance (The Other Boleyn Girl, “Wolf Hall”). Check it out in the player below!
Directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, The Transporter), The Gunman is an adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s “The Prone Gunman.” Although Manchette passed away in 1995, the book was translated by James Brooks and published through Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Light Books in 2002 with the following official description:
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.
Although Penn’s character has been renamed Jim Terrier, the film is expected to follow the same basic story, told from the point of view of an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and who must then go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe.
Produced by Nostromo Pictures, Silver Pictures and StudioCanal, The Gunman hits theaters March 20.