Javier Bardem is back to his baddie ways…
The 45-year-old Spanish actor and Oscar winner goes head to head against Sean Penn in The Gunman, as witnessed in the film’s first official trailer.
In the film helmed by Taken director Pierre Morel, Penn stars as a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD. He tries to reconnect with his longtime love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.
Bardem, who won an Academy Award for portraying a psychopathic assassin in No Country for Old Men, stars as Penn’s old associate, who isn’t about to let him walk serenely off into the sunset.
The action thriller is based on the Jean-Patrick Manchette novel The Prone Gunman.
In addition to Penn and Bardem, the film also stars Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance.
Open Road Films will release The Gunman in theaters on March 20, 2015.