Idris Elba in Talks to Join 'The Gunman'

The actor would star alongside Javier Bardem and Sean Penn in Pierre Morel's adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's novel.

Idris Elba in talks to join The Gunman
Idris Elba in talks to join The Gunman
Idris Elba is in talks to join the cast of Pierre Morel's action thriller The Gunman.

Sean Penn stars as Martin Terrier, a international operative who is betrayed by the organization he works for. Idris Elba will portray a mysterious agent named Dupont. The project is an adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's book The Prone Gunman.

Pierre Morel is directing from a script by Pete Travis. Silver Pictures' Joel Silver, Andrew Rona and Steve Richards are producing.

Idris Elba earned a Golden Globe for his role in the hit BBC series Luther and can be seen next in Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi Pacific Rim.

Production is scheduled to begin later this month in Barcelona.

The Gunman comes to theaters February 20th, 2015 and stars Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Jasmine Trinca, Peter Franzén, Òscar Foronda. The film is directed by Pierre Morel.



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