11:28am PT by Graeme McMillan
First Trailer for Sean Penn's 'The Gunman' Released
Sean Penn is a stone-cold killer — but he’s not proud of that fact.
In the first trailer for The Gunman (premiered by Yahoo! Movies), Penn plays a former Special Forces operative haunted by his past, which he’s managed to hide from his current girlfriend (played by Jasmine Trinca). As you can see, however, appearances by Idris Elba, Javier Bardem and Ray Winstone suggest that very little is going to stay hidden for much longer.
“You’re the last real threat on the table,” Mark Rylance tells Penn at the end of the trailer, but it’s clear that the best — or, at least, most dangerous — has definitely been saved for last this time around.
Adapted from Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel The Prone Gunman and directed by Taken’s Pierre Morel, The Gunman is scheduled for release Mar. 20, 2015.