The already star-studded cast of Inherent Vice adds another big name by way of Josh Brolin in an undisclosed role. Paul Thomas Anderson’s big screen adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel currently features big names such as Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and, likely, Sean Penn. Continue reading
It was announced today that actor Sean Penn is set to star in an upcoming action movie franchise. Penn is currently in negotiations for the upcoming film adaptation of Prone Gunman, an action thriller being produced by Silver Pictures’ Joel Silver and Andrew Rona.
Prone Gunman is based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette. 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.
Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game—so he can settle down and marry his childhood sweetheart. After all, that’s why he took up this profession! But the Organization won’t let him go: they have other plans. Once again, the gunman must assume the prone shooting position. A tour de force, this violent tale shatters as many illusions about life and politics as bodies.
Manchette has been described as leftist French author, and his books — in the French noir genre — as an existentialist and involving explorations of politics as well as the human condition. Sound’s right up Penn’s alley who is most known for his high-profile roles such as gay politician in Milk to a lost soul in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, as well as winning a pair of Oscars along the way.
Peter Travis is writing the script. StudioCanal is financing the project and is currently looking for a director to helm the adaptation.
There is no word of who else may be attached to the project or an anticipated release date.