French director Pierre Morel has inked a deal to helm an upcoming adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's crime novel The Prone Gunman.
Sean Penn is set to star as Martin Terrier, who wants to leave his life as a gun for hire behind him. After attempting to settle down with his childhood sweet heart, the organization he formerly worked for pulls him back into a life of crime. Jean-Patrick Manchette wrote the story, which was translated by James Brooks.
Silver Pictures' Joel Silver and Andrew Rona are producing. No production schedule has been released.