First Look: Sean Penn Heads into Action in First 'The Gunman' Photo

July 16, 2013
Source: USA Today

Sean Penn Gunman First Look

What the? Who is this? I can't tell if that's Arnold or Sly or Brody or Butler underneath that grime and sweat and those muscles. Nah, I'm kidding, this just doesn't look like the usual Sean Penn we've come to expect. Then again the same could be said about Sean Penn in This Must Be the Place. Anyway, over on USA Today they've debuted the first look at a photo from The Gunman, a new action movie starring Penn. "Here's the funny thing, calling it an 'action film' is kind of like calling Meryl Streep a sexy blonde chick. She is. But that really doesn't tell the story of what she is at all." So it's not really action. But he is carrying a gun. Check it.

Here's the first photo of Penn in Pierre Morel's The Gunman, based on Jean-Patrick Manchette's spy novel:

Sean Penn in The Gunman

"I've been telling Sean to make a movie like this for years,” producer Joel Silver tells USA Today, "Sean just thought it was time." Penn adds: "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 cast includes Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and British stage actor Mark Rylance. Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette's The Prone Gunman novel and directed by Pierre Morel (District B13, Taken, From Paris with Love). Penn stars as Martin Terrier, a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor who works peacefully for a non-government organization in the Congo. But Terrier gets drawn back into his violent past. Set for 2014.

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Penn is looking jacked! I am always good for a Morel film.

DAVIDPD on Jul 16, 2013


Sounds good. Great cast!

grimjob on Jul 16, 2013


Will see. Watched The Thin Red Line a couple of weeks ago, Penn looks legitimate carrying a gun.

Xerxexx on Jul 16, 2013


Watch Casualties of War with Sean Penn & Michael J. Fox

MayorChapStick76 on Jul 17, 2013


Seen it...quite a movie.

Xerxexx on Jul 19, 2013


Lol Casualties of War was an awful movie. what the hell is with that cheesy gernade toss scene?! The fuss apparently last 5min before it explodes....yep garbage hollywood movie.

SkyNet300 on Jul 18, 2013



SkyNet300 on Jul 18, 2013

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