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Sean Penn stars in new trailer for The Gunman: watch now

After his slightly dicey green card joke at the Oscars, Sean Penn is back on safer ground with a new trailer for The Gunman, the latest action spectacular from Taken director Olivier Megaton.

The new film sees Penn play a professional killer who finds himself drawn out of retirement when he falls into the crosshairs of his old employers, who are busy “cleaning house”.

Cue an orgy of explosions, car-chases and gunfights, as Penn decides the best way to resolve his dilemma is to come out shooting.

Take a look at the new trailer, below…

If the basic set-up sounds a little hackneyed, the presence of a truly A-list cast including Idris Elba, Javier Bardem and Ray Winstone has us hoping there might be more to this one than first meets the eye…

Directed by Megaton and co-starring Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca, The Gunman will open in the UK and US on 20 March 2015.

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