[Movies] Idris Elba In Talks To Join The Cast Of The Gunman Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.14.2013
He'd join Sean Penn and Javier Bardem...
Idris Elba (The Wire, Luther) is in talks to join the cast of The Gunman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, formerly called Prone Gunman, is based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette.
It will be directed by Pierre Morel and star Sean Penn and Javier Bardem. Joel Silver, Andrew Rona and Steve Richards will produce through Silver Pictures.
Penn plays an international operative who is double-crossed by the organization he works for, leading to a chase through Europe. Elba will play a "mysterious operative named Dupont."
Pete Travis wrote the screenplay. Studio Canal has financed the picture, which will begin shooting in Barcelona and other European locations later this month. The producers are hoping to start a franchise with the film. It's unknown if it will go through Silver's distribution deal at Universal or somewhere else.