First Image of Sean Penn in THE GUNMAN

     July 16, 2013


While two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn has never been one to shy away from dramatic or political fare, the actor is poised to make his action film lead debut in director Pierre Morel’s (Taken) upcoming pic The Gunman.  The first image of Penn in character has now landed online, as we see the actor sporting an automatic weapon and some pretty serious bicep action.  The story centers on a hitman (Penn) who attempts to leave his job behind for the woman he loves, only to find that the actuality of giving up the professional killing game is much harder than expected.  The impressive cast also includes Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, and Jasmine Trinca.

Hit the jump to take a look at the debut image.  The Gunman is currently in production in Europe, and should hit theaters sometime next year.

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  • Al Conyado

    No man, Penn doesn’t need to make a movie like this. I love the guy just for sticking to his principals in helping to tell a good story, i don’t want to see him blow people’s heads off with guns in slow motion with dust and blood spatter kicking up all over. Also this is a movie coming from the guy who made the dreary Taken 2, not a good sign.

    Him and Gary Oldman need to make another movie together.

    • Werefon

      It is error in description!!! Pierre Morel directed the first TAKEN! Look it up. So, there is a big chance that it will deliver!

  • Khan

    The man’s opinions are correct simply because he’s one of the few am,erica,ns that actually goes through the motions of keeping himself informed and gathering worlwide intel to make up his own mind and not just sticking to the “popular” yet incorrect, less informed views of this country, a rare treat he shares with Chomsky, among others. Now, moving on, this looks Severely Badass.

    • -

      He’s also against free speech (he thought anyone in the US press calling Chavez a ‘dictator’ should be thrown in prison), and basically takes an anti-Western position by default regardless of whether or not it’s justified (e.g. the Falklands), but never mind that.

  • Scurvy

    Sean Penn’s character finds the professional killing game hard to leave until the government passes gun control legislation which convinced his to give up his already illegal automatic weapons…

    Seriously though, who would ever want to watch a Sean Penn action movie?

    • RiddleThemThis

      I’m a little interested, can’t say I would want to watch more than one Sean Penn action movie though.

    • RiddleThemThis

      I’m a little interested, can’t say I would want to watch more than one Sean Penn action movie though.

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  • Cog

    Every time I see Penn….I vomit and pass out. At times inconvenient.