First Look at Sean Penn as The Gunman

Take a look at the first image that has been released of Sean Penn in the action-thriller The Gunman. The film has a great male cast. Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone also star.

Sean Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe.

It’s great to see Sean Penn tackle an action film. After so many great performances in straight-forward dramas, it’s refreshing to see him as action-star. He doesn’t look too bad in the role either. Check out the first look at Penn in the actioner below.

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The Gunman is based on a best-selling novel by French crime author Jean-Patrick Manchette.

The film will be directed by Pierre Morel, the director behind District B13, Taken and From Paris with Love, with a screenplay by Pete Travis, who recently directed Vantage Point and Dredd.

This all seems pretty promising. Morel has proven that he bring in box-office gold with Taken, at the same time making Liam Neeson a bankable action hero. Will this work wonders for Penn’s career too?

No release date has been announced.