The trailer for The Gunman certainly sticks to the formula. Here we have a unique mix of star-studded blockbuster, political thriller, and straight-up action flick, starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, and Javier Bardem.
Penn plays the role that, in a pinch, could be…ahem… taken by Liam Neeson–that of the aging action man, ready to shoot and punch his way to redemption. If it works for The Neesons, then why not Penn? To top it off, it’s directed by none other than the man behind Taken, Pierre Morel. Here, Penn plays a killer who seems to regret a decision which puts him in conflict with Idris Elba and Javier Bardem, among others. Redemption, explosions, and a dude over 50. It may just be enough to make people say, “What about The Gunman, though?!”