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Pierre Morel is directing the feature, which was previously titled Prone Gunman and is based on the novel by Jean–Patrick Manchette.
In the movie, Penn plays an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he works for, forcing him into a game of cat and mouse across Europe.
If he signs on, Elba will portray a mysterious operative named Dupont.
The producers hope to launch a franchise with the movie, although it is unclear if The Gunman will go through Silver’s distribution deal at Universal or end up in another studio’s pipeline. (Studio Canal, which is handling international sales, nearly sold out its territories at Cannes.)
Next up Eurweb is reporting the Golden Globe winner is one of four producers behind the film One Square Mile, to be directed by Michael Caton-Jones.
The plot is being kept under wraps but is billed as “four people, four extraordinary stories, all lived out within one square mile.”
The movie is set to shoot at the end of the year in the British capital.
Also, Elba just wrapped production on Second Coming, from first time director Debbie Tucker Green. The plot follows a tight family unit navigating their way through family life as it breaks down in the aftermath of an unexplained pregnancy.
Lastly, DJ Driis/7Wallace dropped a new tune (with Andy Cortes) simply titled Alright via Soundcloud & tweeted the following:
@idriselba 14 Jun