First Photo of Sean Penn in ‘The Gunman’

Dave McNary

Sean Penn appears ready to take on just about anything in the first photo from “The Gunman,” which began shooting Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain, with Pierre Morel directing.

Penn stars as an international operative who’s on the run across Europe after being betrayed by the organization he worked for.

Cast includes Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca. Script is written by Peter Travis, based on the novel “The Prone Gunman” by Jean-Patrick Manchette.

Joel Silver and Andrew Rona are producing through Silver Pictures with Penn and Studiocanal is financing. Morel will shoot mainly in Barcelona and London.

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