Javier Bardem is going to be busy, as TheWrap reports that he’s lined up two new roles. He’s signed up to star in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year and is also in talks to co-star with Sean Penn in The Gunman.
Bardem is the first name attached to A Most Violent Year. Based on an original screenplay by Chandor, who directed Margin Call, the film will have Javier as the a hero, but there’s no info on the plot. We’re presuming though that there’ll be plenty of violence taking place over a year. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Manhattan this autumn.
Originally called Prone Gunman, 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. There’s no specifics on Bardem’s role, although it is suggested he’ll be the villain in this one. Pierre Morel (Taken) is set to direct.