Thanks to “The Gunman,” which has given us a nice, steady run of tough guy casting news. Today we hear from Deadline that Ray Winstone has joined the cast of the action crime thriller that will be directed by “Taken’s” Pierre Morel. Sean Penn stars with Javier Bardem and Idris Elba.
In “The Gunman,” Winstone will play the mentor of a hitman played by Sean Penn, who is betrayed and then hunted by the organization he worked for. Bardem and Elba are part of said organization. They launch a manhunt for Penn that will take them alll over Europe in “a fatal game of cat and mouse.” (The cat and mouse game is Deadline’s description, not mine.) Pete Travis adapted the script from Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel “Prone Gunman.”
Winstone will next be seen in “Noah” with Russell Crowe.