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Sean Penn Action Thriller ‘The Gunman’ Acquired by Open Road Films

Sean Penn Action Thriller 'The Gunman' Acquired by Open Road Films

Oscar-winner Sean Penn will soon be making an action-packed appearance on the big screen now that Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Pierre Morel’s thrillerThe Gunman,which stars Penn.

Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel “The Prone Gunman, the film, which also stars Javier Bardem and Idris Elba, features Penn as a former special forces soldier and
military contractor suffering from PTSD, who must go on a cross-continental journey in order to clear his name before reconnecting with his long time love. 

are thrilled to partner with our friends at Studiocanal, Joel Silver
and the entire team behind THE GUNMAN,” said Open Roads CEO Tom Ortenberg.
Penn is certainly one of the most talented actors of our time and its
very exciting to be working with him in this groundbreaking action role
as well as with fantastic
filmmaker Pierre Morel who brought audiences
Taken and the Transporter franchise.

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