ByTino Jochimsen, writer at
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Tino Jochimsen

Look at him!

presenting himself in sweaty, gun-toting glory in the first still of The Gunman (courtesy of USA TODAY via The Film Stage).

Centering on an aging hitman on the run, The Gunman marks the first time Penn headlines what could be considered a full-fledged action movie. Of course the disputatious star has a slightly different view when it comes to the genre of The Gunman. As he expressed said opinion in a rather intriguing way, it would be downright criminal not to share it here:

"Here’s the funny thing. Calling it an ‘action film’ is kind of like calling Meryl Streep a sexy blonde chick. She is. But that really doesn’t tell the story of what she is at all. I don’t separate this in my mind from anything else I have done. It’s a very human story that deals with the same things exploited in action films, like warfare."

If you need additional reasons to look forward to The Gunman, it boasts a fantastic supporting cast, including , and and is directed by , who very much made an action star out of with Taken.

That was a very human story too..


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