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Sean Penn to chase his own action franchise with Taken director Pierre Morel's Prone Gunman

Jan. 29, 2013by: Paul Shirey

It seems that Sean Penn is starting to explore his more commercial side.  Starting with this month's GANGSTER SQUAD, a 1940's-set action pic, the prolific actor is set to tackle the action franchise department with PRONE GUNMAN, 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."

So, just who do you hire to direct such an endeavor?  Why, Pierre Morel, of course, the helmer who turned Liam Neeson into a household name and inspired fathers all over the world to stop thier daughters from vacationing abroad.  Morel's last film, the John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers action extravaganza FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, which was a pretty fun distraction, if nothing else.

Why the sudden urge to join the ranks of Liam Neeson?  Who can say.  Penn has always steered his own ship, seeming to take roles that went against the grain of contemporary Hollywood, but he does dip his toe from time to time.  Is this another dip or is he cannonballing into the lake?

PRONE GUNMAN is slated to begin shooting this spring in various locations around Europe.  More as it develops.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Sean Penn film? He has such a vast, strange filmography that it's hard to narrow down.
Source: THR

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6:51PM on 01/30/2013
Fuck this communist SOB. He thinks he's the ultimate socialist but I bet it's great to be a communist from a Hollywood mansion. FUCK HIM. He should have a 3 way with Castro and Chavez.
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Fuck this communist SOB. He thinks he's the ultimate socialist but I bet it's great to be a communist from a Hollywood mansion. FUCK HIM. He should have a 3 way with Castro and Chavez.
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12:44PM on 01/30/2013
This could be pretty interesting. I'd like to see him in a full-on action role like this (even though I hope he doesn't start doing it exclusively).
As for the extra tidbit, I'd have to go with either Milk or Carlito's Way. Two awesome, very different performances.
This could be pretty interesting. I'd like to see him in a full-on action role like this (even though I hope he doesn't start doing it exclusively).
As for the extra tidbit, I'd have to go with either Milk or Carlito's Way. Two awesome, very different performances.
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5:23AM on 01/30/2013
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7:34PM on 01/29/2013
I can't really say what I think my favorite Penn role is. Really liked him in Carlito's Way, but he's given so many memorable performances. After I watched Milk I wasn't as upset Rourke lost Best Actor, I thought it was better than his work in Mystic River, which wasn't bad at all.

I kind of hope he's just dipping. He's still one of the most interesting actors around, even if he is a bit divisive as a celebrity.
I can't really say what I think my favorite Penn role is. Really liked him in Carlito's Way, but he's given so many memorable performances. After I watched Milk I wasn't as upset Rourke lost Best Actor, I thought it was better than his work in Mystic River, which wasn't bad at all.

I kind of hope he's just dipping. He's still one of the most interesting actors around, even if he is a bit divisive as a celebrity.
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12:26PM on 01/29/2013
I'm not a fan of Penn at all, but he does surprise me from time to time with certain roles such as Fast Times, Mystic River, and Gangster Squad.
I'm not a fan of Penn at all, but he does surprise me from time to time with certain roles such as Fast Times, Mystic River, and Gangster Squad.
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11:44AM on 01/29/2013
Certainly Dead Man Walking, The Weight Of Water, Mystic River, Thin Red Line, The Interpreter, The Sweet Lowdown
Certainly Dead Man Walking, The Weight Of Water, Mystic River, Thin Red Line, The Interpreter, The Sweet Lowdown
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10:43AM on 01/29/2013
Extra tidbit: Three movies, actually: Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Carlitos' Way, and Dead Man Walking.
Extra tidbit: Three movies, actually: Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Carlitos' Way, and Dead Man Walking.
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