First clip arrives for The Gunman Simon Fitzjohn March 5, 2015 Latest News and Videos 1527 We’re two weeks away from The Gunman hitting UK cinemas, and we’ll be running our review soon after checking the film out Friday night. To pass the time,Â we’ve got a freshly-released clip featuring Sean Penn and Idris Elba. Here’s the synopsis for the thriller: A gripping action-thriller from the director of Taken and the producer of The Matrix and Non-Stop, The Gunman stars Oscar-winner Sean Penn as a former military operative dragged into a deadly cat and mouse game. With Penn in his first action role, and a top-notch cast including Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance, The Gunman is a high-octane must-see. We’re interested to see how Penn handles all this action-type stuff, and there’s certainly enough talent in the support cast. Here’s the clip: The Gunman hits cinemas on March 20.