By: James Silverwolfe
Javier Bardem will star in not one but two new projects. The first (and the only confirmed of the two) project will be A MOST VIOLENT YEAR from writer/director J.C. Chandor. The plot is being kept under wraps, as is his role in it, so we’ll have to wait for more details down the road.
The second project, PRONE GUNMAN, finds Bardem in talks to join Sean Penn. The story follows an international assassin who is betrayed by his organization and must go on the run. I’m guessing he’ll play the nightmare twirling villain to Sean Penn’s James Bond.
Bardem was last seen in “Skyfall” and “To The Wonder”. Both movies looked great but were hit or miss with both audiences and critics alike. His upcoming movie “The Counselor” will hopefully wipe away whatever blight he and Ridley Scott (Never Forget “Prometheus”) still have.
He is repped by WME.