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5 ‘Gunman’ Clips Set Up Sean Penn's Deadly Mission

5 ‘Gunman’ Clips Set Up Sean Penn's Deadly Mission

In advance of Sean Penn's The Gunman hitting theaters this Friday, you can get a sneak peek of all of the high-adrenaline action in five new clips and an extended TV spot from the film, available now! Sean Penn plays Jim Terrier, a sniper on a mercenary assassination team who kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself. Now, he must go on a mission to clear his name!

The first clip features Terrier chatting with Idris Elba's DuPont about Interpol, while the second features the hitman showcasing his hand-to-hand combat skills. Terrier is seen stealing a dinner jacket before surprising Felix (Javier Bardem) and Annie (Jasmine Trinca) over dinner in the third clip, and he sets up an elaborate and explosive trap in the fourth scene. We also see Terrier engaging in a brutal fight with Reiniger (Peter Franzén) in the fifth and final clip, along with an extended TV spot.

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‘The Gunman’ TV Spot: Sean Penn Kills 'Em All | EXCLUSIVE

‘The Gunman’ TV Spot: Sean Penn Kills 'Em All | EXCLUSIVE

Critics are in love with Sean Penn as he takes on his first full-fledged action movie in The Gunman! Open Road Films has let us debut an exclusive TV spot, which brings plenty of praise for this taut thriller. Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette's novel "The Prone Gunman," this adaptation centers on Sean Penn's Jim Terrier, a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD who tries to reconnect with his long time love. But first, he must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.

Though Jean-Patrick Manchette passed away in 1995, his novel was later translated by James Brooks and published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Light Books in 2002. The novel's main character is named Martin Terrier, who is renamed Jim Terrier for this adaptation, although the story is expected to follow the same basic plot from the novel. Director Pierre Morel returns to the action genre for his first film since 2010's From Paris with Love. He also directed Liam Neeson in Taken, which propelled the actor into legendary action hero status.

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‘The Gunman’ Trailer: Sean Penn Becomes an Action Hero

‘The Gunman’ Trailer: Sean Penn Becomes an Action Hero

Following Sean Penn presenting the award for Best Picture at last night's Oscars, Open Road Films has released the second trailer for the actor's new action-thriller, The Gunman. Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette's novel "The Prone Gunman," this adaptation centers on Sean Penn's Jim Terrier, a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD who tries to reconnect with his long time love. But first, he must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.

Jean-Patrick Manchette passed away in 1995, but his novel was later translated by James Brooks and published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Light Books in 2002. The novel's main character is named Martin Terrier, who is renamed Jim Terrier for this adaptation, although the story is expected to follow the same basic plot from the novel. Director Pierre Morel returns to the action genre for his first film since 2010's From Paris with Love.

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‘The Gunman’ International Trailer Starring Sean Penn

‘The Gunman’ International Trailer Starring Sean Penn

Years after publicly calling his former friend Nicolas Cage out for starring in one too many bad action movies, acting icon and notoriously choosy raconteur Sean Penn is finally starring in his own action movie. Only, this shoot-em-up looks decidedly more serious than your typical Liam Neeson affair. Studio Canal has launched the first international trailer for The Gunman, which finds Sean Penn in dire need of a bullet proof vest and some massive firepower.

An adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's The Prone Gunman, Sean Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe. The movie also stars an impressive lineup that includes Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, and Mark Rylance,

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‘The Gunman’ Trailer Starring Sean Penn

‘The Gunman’ Trailer Starring Sean Penn

After appearing in mostly dramas for the better part of a decade, acclaimed actor Sean Penn takes on a completely different kind of role than we're used to seeing in The Gunman. Pierre Morel, director of the fan-favorite Taken starring Liam Neeson, is ready to turn Penn into an action star in this adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's 'The Prone Gunman'. Open Road Films has released the first trailer and poster for this thriller.

Sean Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he works for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe. While Penn is seen picking up a gun for some intense action scenes, his presence brings a new and unique spin to the genre unlike anything we've ever seen before. Prepare yourself, you may not be ready!

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First Look at Sean Penn in ‘The Gunman’

First Look at Sean Penn in ‘The Gunman’

After a career full of dramatic roles, including Oscar-winning performances in Mystic River and Milk, Sean Penn is stepping into the action genre for the first time with The Gunman, as you can see in the first photo. Pierre Morel directs this adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's novel about a spy who is double-crossed by the organization he works for, as he tries to clear his name throughout Europe. Take a look at this first-look photo, then read on to see what Sean Penn and producer Joel Silver had to say about the project.

The Gunman was released March 20th, 2015.

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Sean Penn Boards ‘The Prone Gunman’

Sean Penn Boards ‘The Prone Gunman’

Jean-Patrick Manchette's action thriller follows retired gunman Martin Terrier as he runs from his former employer through Europe.
‘Gangster Squad’ Cast Banner with Sean Penn and Josh Brolin

‘Gangster Squad’ Cast Banner with Sean Penn and Josh Brolin

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are also featured in this latest look at Ruben Fleischer's gangland thriller.