It looks like Sean Penn wants a piece of the Taken pie. Taking a page directly from the book of Liam Neeson, Penn is teaming up with director Pierre Morel for The Gunman, which will see him playing a man who must travel the world and make use of his special skills in order to save a loved one. Also joining Sean Penn in the fun are Spanish hunk Javier Bardem and British hunk Idris Elba. The Gunman opens nationwide on March 20, but The A.V. Club has an opportuntiy for you to see it for free on Monday, March 16. For your chance to win passes to the advanced screening, simply follow the link here, select “Get My Passes,” and enter your information. Seats for the screening are first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early. You can find a trailer and an official plot synopsis below.
“In The Gunman, directed by Pierre Morel, Sean Penn stars as a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name. The film also stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca.”