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Sean Penn: Honorary César goes Hollywood – again (photo: Sean Penn in '21 Grams') Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César ceremony relevant to the American media. Their tactic is to hand out the career award to a widely known and relatively young – i.e., media friendly – Hollywood celebrity. (Scroll down for more such examples.) In the words of the French Academy, Honorary César 2015 recipient Sean Penn is a "living legend" and "a stand-alone icon in American cinema." It has also hailed the two-time Best Actor Oscar winner as a "mythical actor, a politically active personality and an exceptional director." Penn will be honored at the César Awards ceremony on Feb. 20, 2015. Sean Penn movies Sean Penn movies range from the teen comedy »
- Steve Montgomery
Paris — Sean Penn is set to receive an honorary Cesar award in Paris during the 40th edition of the ceremony on Feb. 20.
“A mythical actor, an activist and an exceptional director, Sean Penn is a unique icon of American cinema. A living legend,” declared the Cesar Academie, France’s equivalent to the Oscars.
Penn has always enjoyed great popularity in France as an actor and a director. Nick Cassavetes’ “She’s So Lovely” earned him a best actor nod in Cannes, and the last film he directed, “Into the Wild,” was an arthouse hit in France. Penn served as president of Cannes Film Festival’s jury in 2008.
The actor, who won two Oscars for his performances in Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River” and Gus Van Sant’s “Milk,” will next star in “Gunman,” Studiocanal’s high-voltage thriller directed by French helmer Pierre Morel. It will be released in March in the U. »
- Elsa Keslassy
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.
- Gary Collinson
Open Road will release Sean Penn's first action movie, called "The Gunman," in theaters on March 20th. And today, we have an international trailer. Check it out below. The story centers on an international operative named Martin Terrier (Penn) 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. The new movie is directed by Pierre Morel, who turned Liam Neeson into an action star in "Taken." It co-stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. Trailer: »
Even though Taken 3 may have shown that the “old guy fighting a bunch of people” model may be dying out, it seems like Sean Penn will try to revive it with the help of the director of the first Taken film.
The first trailer for The Gunman hit the web on Tuesday and showed that Penn could join the ranks of Liam Neeson and Denzel Washington as aged action stars. Penn stars as a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd who tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name. Directed by Taken’s Pierre Morel, The Gunman also stars Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, and Javier Bardem.
- Zach Dennis
We saw the first poster for The Gunman last week and although it basically reminded me of Liam Neeson, I passed over that point, but this new trailer resurfaces those feelings because it’s basically the next step in the Taken-style world and, of course, Pierre Morel directed that film and this one!
In terms of the cast it’s pretty darn impressive but the vibe here is something that’s suddenly getting a little tiresome already. This trailer makes it look like a mash-up of Taken, The Transporter, the Bourne franchise and other high-octane based movies and although this isn’t always a bad thing, the international trailer shows an awful lot of what to expect.
- Dan Bullock
Sean Penn may have starred in several more dramatic pictures of late – The Tree of Life, Gangster Squad and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, for instance — but for the actor’s next outing, the Academy award winner is set to go full Liam Nesson. That’s because Penn’s next venture will be headlining Pierre Morel’s The Gunman, which recently debuted an explosive new trailer.
We reference Liam Nesson’s foray into the action genre because Morel just so happens to be the director behind Taken, though going off of this latest clip, it appears as though The Gunman is venturing down a considerably different path. For the film, Penn will play the part of James Terrier, a former military ops specialist suffering from Ptsd who sets out to clear his name.
Perhaps what separates The Gunman from its generic action contemporaries is the movie’s eye-catching cast, »
- Michael Briers
Sean Penn apparently wants his own Liam Neeson-style action movie, so it makes sense that The Gunman comes from Pierre Morel, the director of the first Taken film. StudioCanal UK dropped the new international trailer for the film on its YouTube page, and this one looks very much like you'd expect: a good guy who's done bad things goes on the run from the government that's after him. Penn has an incredibly talented supporting cast backing him up in this one, including Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Javier Bardem, and Mark Rylance.
The plot feels pretty standard for an action movie, and the trailer indicates that it will hit all of the familiar beats. But for me, action films have always been more about execution than anything else. Can this group of filmmakers give us something memorable, entertaining, and maybe create an action sequence we haven't seen before? Those are »
- Ben Pearson
A new international trailer along with the official domestic poster for the new action thriller The Gunman from director Pierre Morel (Taken) and starring Sean Penn has been released. amz asin="0872864022" size="small"The film, based on Jean-Patrick Manchette's novel "The Prone Gunman", co-stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance and centers on a former special forces soldier and military contractor (Penn) suffering from Ptsd. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name. The Gunman hits theaters on March 20, check out the trailer and poster below. sb id="1377011" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
It’ll be at least a couple years before Taken 4 comes out — if it ever does come out — but while we wait, The Gunman might be able to tide you over. Directed by Pierre Morel (of the first Taken), The Gunman stars Sean Penn as Jim Terrier, a former Special Forces soldier and […]
- Angie Han
The international preview for the March 20 Open Road Films release sets up Penn as a former special forces soldier attempting to repent for “the biggest mistake” of his life: The assassination of an important public figure in Africa.
According to the synopsis, »
- Greg Gilman
"We thought we were helping. It didn't work out that way." As American Sniper sweeps up the January box office competition (or lack thereof), another gunman is poised to hit the big screen this March with Sean Penn in The Gunman. Director Pierre Morel (Taken) is at the helm of the new thriller, and an international trailer has just surfaced to show off some more of the story follow Martin Terrier (Penn), a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor who works peacefully for a non-government group in the Congo. But suddenly, he's being hunted down by his own people as his violent past catches up with him. Here's the new international trailer for Pierre Morel's The Gunman from Studio Canal UK: You can still watch the first Us trailer for The Gunman right here. The Gunman is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love, District B13 »
- Ethan Anderton
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,
A two-time Oscar winner with a Golden Globe under his belt and a Palme d'Or nomination to top it off, Sean Penn's next career move? Starring in the kind of movie we'd expect from Liam Neeson. Indeed, "The Gunman" is directed by Pierre Morel who helmed the original "Taken," and so it's no surprise that a lot of that DNA is found in this film, which is shockingly not produced by Luc Besson (Joel Silver gets those honors). Anyway, the bonafides of this one are somewhat better. Firstly, it's based on a book, so perhaps there's a bit more thematic depth, and the cast has guys like Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, chewing the grizzled scenery along with Penn. But the story? You've probably heard it before. A former military operative has some dangerous information, some people want him dead, and he must engage his special skills to survive. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
An international trailer for The Gunman has been released, providing us with a new look at the upcoming Pierre Morel (From Paris With Love, Taken) directed action flick. Based on the Jean-Patrick Manchette novel The Prone Gunman, the film stars Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, and will follow a former special forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd (Penn) who must go on the run in order to clear his name. "Let the real hunt begin!" »
- Jesse Giroux
Pierre Morel's (Taken, From Paris, With Love) action thriller The Gunman, based on the novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Machette, is one movie we're quiet looking forward to here at The Movie Bit, not least because lead star Sean Penn looks fantastic in a very rare action role. Check out the new international trailer below to see the one-time Jeff Spicoli being several shades of bad ass! Released: 20th MarchSynopsis: An international spy must clear his name in order to save himself from the organization that he used to work for. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Frenchman Pierre Morel is doing for Sean Penn what he’s already done for Liam Neeson – ie given him a big bag of weapons and free rein to use them on a selection of perps. The film that sees Penn’s potential transition from Serious Actor into Even More Serious Action Star is called The Gunman and it has a new trailer to show its wares.Adapted from 1981 crime novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, The Gunman will unleash the newly grenade-lobbing Penn on the shadowy figures trying to block his exit from their shady organisation. All he wants is a quiet life with his true love (Jasmine Trinca), and some time to recover from the Ptsd he’s suffering from, but Javier Bardem’s operative and his goons stand in his path. Cue fisticuffs and some massive gun battles.Penn, for his part, rejects our lazy action star tagging. »
A new trailer for The Gunman has been revealed.
Sean Penn fights back after the past catches up with him in the clip.
Penn plays international spy Jim Terrier in the film, based on the novel of the same name from author Jean-Patrick Manchette.
Terrier must clear his name and defend himself against the organisation that he used to work for.
Based on the novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Sean Penn stars as a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name…Yeah!
Penn doesn’t put his name to lot of things these days, so we’re expecting this to be pretty special plus there’s an epic additional cast in the shape of Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca. Pretty nifty.
Here’s that poster for the film that opens on March 20th:
The Gunman opens in the UK and USA on 20th March. »
- Dan Bullock
Open Road will release Sean Penn's first action movie, called "The Gunman," in theaters on March 20th. And today, we have two new posters. Check everything out below. The story centers on an international operative named Martin Terrier (Penn) 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. The new movie is directed by Pierre Morel, who turned Liam Neeson into an action star in "Taken." It co-stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. Posters: (click to enlarge) »
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