Just a few days ago, Javier Bardem signed up to star alongside Sean Penn in The Gunman (previously known as Prone Gunman). Now they may have some more company, as THR reports that Idris Elba is in talks to join them.
The Gunman is based on a novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette. It follows an international operative (Penn) who is betrayed by his handlers and goes on the run. No specifics have been released about Bardem’s role, although it’s presumed he’ll be the villain. Elba meanwhile is up to play a mysterious operative called Dupont, although it’s not clear if he’s working with or against Penn.
Pierre Morel (Taken) is set to direct from a script by Pete Travis. Shooting is slated to begin in Barcelona and other European locations later this month.