Sean Penn, there’s an actor with range. This time around, Penn will morph into an action hero for the upcoming film “The Gunman,” directed by French filmmaker Pierre Morel (“Taken”). The Oscar-winning actor (“Mystic River” and “Milk”) plays a former gun-for-hire who used to be on the government’s payroll and who now wants to out the truth about his employers’ business practices. His decision will have unfortunate consequences.
Besides Penn, the cast includes heavies Javier Bardem, Mark Rylance and Idris Elba.
Film has been slated for release March 20th [Open Road Films].