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Title: Sean Penn
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 07, 2003, 10:26:49 PM
thin red line
the game
dead man walking
u-turn
fast times at ridgemont high........these are the films i seen him in............
................and the upcoming mystic river and 21 grams......the man is skilled.........................
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on August 07, 2003, 10:36:19 PM
Get thee to thy video store:

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Title: Sean Penn
Post by: aclockworkjj on August 07, 2003, 11:44:08 PM
I don't normally like movies about retarded (or whatever the fuckin' PC term is now) people...but I even enjoyed I am Sam a lot ....mighta been the Beatles covers though...
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Ghostboy on August 08, 2003, 12:49:30 AM
Also get The Pledge; he's not in it, but his direction is amazing.

I liked his performance with his wife in She's So Lovely a lot.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: aclockworkjj on August 08, 2003, 03:02:43 AM
Quote from: Ghostboy
his wife


I like her a lot too....mmmm

funny to think he was married to Madonna.....lol...let that Guy have her ass!
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: jasper_window on August 08, 2003, 11:19:39 AM
Get State of Grace and Hurlyburly also.  And Falcon and the Snowman, and At Close Range.  And Shanghai Surprise...oh wait, just kidding
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on August 09, 2003, 12:52:02 PM
He was fantastic in Hurly Burly.  In fact, that whole cast was phenomenal.  What a bunch of whacked out characters!
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: jasper_window on August 11, 2003, 02:19:44 PM
Yeah the whole film is like a workshop for aspiring actors.  I liked the film, but even if you don't, ya gotta respect the work.  Meg Ryan breaking form.  It's like the Glengarry cast...unbelievable.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Derek237 on August 12, 2003, 02:40:26 PM
Penn was great in I Am Sam. I was surprised and glad he got an Oscar nomination for it. I'm not a huge fan, but I like him.

BTW, Could someone help me with a Sean Penn movie? I saw a preview for MGM movies and there's a snippit of a movie where Sean Penn is a cop and he is yelling "Somebody get an ambulance!!!" Just from that tiny clip, I want to see it. Does anyone know what it is?
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on August 12, 2003, 03:45:03 PM
Quote from: Derek237
BTW, Could someone help me with a Sean Penn movie? I saw a preview for MGM movies and there's a snippit of a movie where Sean Penn is a cop and he is yelling "Somebody get an ambulance!!!" Just from that tiny clip, I want to see it. Does anyone know what it is?


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Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Derek237 on August 12, 2003, 06:05:24 PM
Thanks.  :-D
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: cowboykurtis on August 13, 2003, 09:04:49 AM
da shit
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on August 13, 2003, 11:41:46 AM
I actually think Sean Penn is great. One of the greatest talents in american cinema (when it comes to acting, of course).
He's totally amazing in Sweet and Lowdown. That is my favourite Sean Penn performance. But he's also great in almost everything he does, like U-Turn, Dead Man Walking, Hurlyburly, The Game... I'd love to see him working with Woody Allen again and I personally think he'd be great in a Tim Burton movie.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Ernie on August 13, 2003, 12:05:35 PM
He's definitely a good actor. I've only seen Fast Times and Casualties of War but yea, that's enough for me to know. I still try to visualize him as Dean when I watch PDL, I hope PTA still plans to work with him someday, I'm dying to see him work with him. DGG too, I heard he thought he was perfect for one of the roles in The Undertow but ultimately decided against it. I can't imagine Sean Penn in a DGG movie, he's just so intense. He needs to work with some big name actors, that would be fun as hell to watch...like seeing Sandler and Tom Cruise in PTA's movies...I love that stuff.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Pubrick on August 13, 2003, 12:22:37 PM
Quote from: ebeaman
I can't imagine Sean Penn in a DGG movie, he's just so intense..

i think u'll find that DGG is not always gonna be "dreamtime/sleepy" ppl. just like PTA left the coked up characters behind in PDL.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Vile5 on August 13, 2003, 05:12:42 PM
Dead Man Walking
Sweet and Lowdown
The Thin Red Line
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Ernie on August 19, 2003, 09:07:21 PM
Quote from: P
Quote from: ebeaman
I can't imagine Sean Penn in a DGG movie, he's just so intense..

i think u'll find that DGG is not always gonna be "dreamtime/sleepy" ppl. just like PTA left the coked up characters behind in PDL.


Hey, I'm all for that. I hope you're right too...there are some scenes in ATRG that hint at a talent for some more hyped up stuff. Also more accessible too. He's said in the past that he absolutely hopes to do some big budget stuff in the future, he just doesn't want to be stuck with that. I really can't wait, it's going to be cool.

Anyway, I've been going on a sort of Sean Penn binge since my first post in this thread...he's really becoming one of my favorite actors, he's really amazing, here's what I've loved so far....

-At Close Range (very scary)
-Bad Boys (wow!)
-State of Grace (w/ gary fucking oldman...wow!)
-The Thin Red Line (finally saw it!)
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 20, 2003, 10:50:38 PM
Quote from: ebeaman
Quote from: P
Quote from: ebeaman
I can't imagine Sean Penn in a DGG movie, he's just so intense..

i think u'll find that DGG is not always gonna be "dreamtime/sleepy" ppl. just like PTA left the coked up characters behind in PDL.



-The Thin Red Line (finally saw it!)




...cool then you saw the greateast war film ever ..and my fav.....Penn performance
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on September 07, 2003, 10:40:36 AM
Sean Penn won best actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role as a terminally ill university professor in 21 Grams, a film about loss and redemption in middle American which is already being tipped for an Oscar nomination.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Pubrick on September 07, 2003, 10:53:35 AM
what'd i tell ya..

let the bandwagon jumping begin.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: aclockworkjj on September 07, 2003, 01:01:50 PM
haha...I just watched Colors the other night.  Completely forgot about this movie, as I haven't seen it in years.

Edit:
and I am watchin' Hurlyburly right now, what a underrated flick.  What a great cast.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: soixante on September 10, 2003, 10:15:29 PM
Penn is great.  He was the perfect stoner in Fast Times.  He was a great cokehead in Falcon and the Snowman.  He was great in At Close Range.  He was a great macho LAPD officer in Colors.  He was convincing in Casualties of War, with his New York accent, and his sense of command and menace.  He was great in Carlito's Way.  Great in Dead Man Walking, Thin Red Line, Hurlyburly.  Great mentally challenged guy in I Am Sam.  The reviews for Mystic River are fantastic, and now 21 Grams is getting a lot of notice.  Looking back over his career, he has done great work for more than 20 years.  He has to win an Oscar one of these days.  Maybe this will be his year.

Has this guy ever been off his game?

Also, his brother Chris is pretty fucking good too -- Reservoir Dogs, Short Cuts, True Romance.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on September 10, 2003, 10:23:56 PM
Quote from: soixante
Has this guy ever been off his game?


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Title: Sean Penn
Post by: budgie on September 11, 2003, 06:20:18 AM
All the years of talk about The Thin Red Line had me staying up to watch it the other night. I trusted you all. You all lied to me.

Two good things:

Sean Penn.
The shot of the baby parrot - genius.

Otherwise the unremitting eulogising and white man's self-wonder-pity, the excruciatingly bad acting and the naff philosophizing made me guffaw, yawn and abusive by turns.

Change my mind, so I can salvage.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: rustinglass on September 11, 2003, 06:29:27 AM
i want to see the full version so bad!
I love the score
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Pwaybloe on September 11, 2003, 08:47:01 AM
Quote from: budgie
Change my mind, so I can salvage.


I thought the beginning alone was worth a movie by itself.  Two AWOL soldiers trying to recreate home with an island tribe was pretty fascinating.  The rest of the movie was equally fascinating.  

There was a lot of sweaty, shirtless guys, though.  That should be worth something to you.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Pubrick on September 11, 2003, 09:08:00 AM
budgie.. it must be a guy thing.

like most great movies i know, it's all about the last 20mins.. in this case the sean penn final moments about "never leaving this room" or whatever, and the dude looking back at the island and asking his soul to let him be inside it.

another great highlight is all the lines up to and including "Have you passed through this night?". and the whole nature-law thing through the movie. this was the first and only time where i was overwhelmed by the immediacy of impending mortality, and i freaked out. jim caviezel is ekzellent also, in his embodiment of christ-consciousness. and it's great how malick shifted the focus of the story to him instead of Fife (adrien brody).
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: budgie on September 11, 2003, 09:58:53 AM
Quote from: P
budgie.. it must be a guy thing.

like most great movies i know, it's all about the last 20mins.. in this case the sean penn final moments about "never leaving this room" or whatever, and the dude looking back at the island and asking his soul to let him be inside it.

another great highlight is all the lines up to and including "Have you passed through this night?". and the whole nature-law thing through the movie. this was the first and only time where i was overwhelmed by the immediacy of impending mortality, and i freaked out. jim caviezel is ekzellent also, in his embodiment of christ-consciousness. and it's great how malick shifted the focus of the story to him instead of Fife (adrien brody).


You know, I think you're right: it might be a (certain type of) guy thing. It is quintessentially Male Romantic, and that's what bugged me, tho normally I go for that (dunno, maybe I've changed). The nature-law thing, as you call it, is just such a tired philosophy to me. I can see its appeal, tho, and the use of the setting did stir me. I also realise that we're looking through the eyes of various white western idealists, and normally too that would appeal, because in some ways it was a critique of that romanticism. But I didn't find anything to challenge it ultimately, it felt reaffirmed. That is a problem for me, but only because I want to strip it away and expose it I guess. But OK, at 19 years old I loved those ideals (so maybe it isn't only a guy thing, even if it's at the root of the culture). Maybe I wasn't listening attentively enough to this movie, I can't be sure.

The tone didn't help with that though. The self-conscious poeticism and the naff narration. I had trouble not seeing through it all, like I had trouble not seeing through the mannered performances, the types and yes, the religiosity. I think this was because it had no relief (except in Penn, and maybe I'd have liked it more with more emphasis laid on his relationship with Caviezel). I just kept thinking 'oh, lighten up', and it made me laugh.

Thanks, that's enlightening. I did like the first scenes in the grass too, by the way. I think this all has a bearing on your like/my disregard for Kubrick also. The same aestheticization of pain and, as you say, mortality. We're just feeling it in different styles.


As for sweaty men... well, see, this is the same thing. Looking at naked sweaty men indiscriminately has no effect whatever. It's all about the context. If the style and philosophy is all wrong, I remain unmoved. Maybe that's just a girl thing. Or a budgie thing.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: meatball on February 10, 2004, 02:44:09 PM
For some reason, my mind built up a block against this guy. There was something about him that made me not like him. Now, I've been checking out some of his movies -- and damn, the guy is good.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Henry Hill on February 11, 2004, 11:08:55 AM
One of my favorites, if not my favorite Penn performance has to be as Meserve in CASUALTIES OF WAR. It was an amazing performance by a young actor, such as he was back then. He was so believable in that film. I cringe each time I watch it, but he is awesome.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: meatball on February 22, 2004, 03:33:27 AM
I'm bumping this up so it sits next to the Bill Murray one.

I liked Penn in Hurlyburly. Arguing while driving was hilarious.
I also liked him in Sweet and Lowdown. Thin Red Line was alright.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 22, 2004, 06:48:25 AM
Quote from: meatball
I'm bumping this up so it sits next to the Bill Murray one.

I liked Penn in Hurlyburly. Arguing while driving was hilarious.
I also liked him in Sweet and Lowdown. Thin Red Line was alright.


I was this close to posting something here last night.

I think we tend to ignore the actors in favor of the actresses a lot.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: A Matter Of Chance on February 22, 2004, 08:02:46 AM
I really liked Sean Penn in "Sweet and Lowdown"
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 22, 2004, 08:13:47 AM
Quote from: A Matter Of Chance
I really liked Sean Penn in "Sweet and Lowdown"


Hell yes! That's one of my favorite Pennformances. My other tops:
Jeff Spiccoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
21 Grams
Mystic River

umm....I really need to look into his other, older movies. I saw Colors and thought it was OK.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: A Matter Of Chance on February 22, 2004, 02:24:31 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
Quote from: A Matter Of Chance
I really liked Sean Penn in "Sweet and Lowdown"


Hell yes! That's one of my favorite Pennformances. My other tops:
Jeff Spiccoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
21 Grams
Mystic River

umm....I really need to look into his other, older movies. I saw Colors and thought it was OK.


How could I have forgotten Spiccoli? Gnarly..

also "I am Sam"
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 22, 2004, 02:45:00 PM
Quote from: A Matter Of Chance
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
Quote from: A Matter Of Chance
I really liked Sean Penn in "Sweet and Lowdown"


Hell yes! That's one of my favorite Pennformances. My other tops:
Jeff Spiccoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
21 Grams
Mystic River

umm....I really need to look into his other, older movies. I saw Colors and thought it was OK.


How could I have forgotten Spiccoli? Gnarly..

also "I am Sam"

Granted, he was great in I am Sam, but I just didn't like the movie that much.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: A Matter Of Chance on February 22, 2004, 03:32:05 PM
Yeah, I guess it wasn't magnificent.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on February 27, 2004, 03:08:22 AM
Sean Penn Aboard The Last Face
Source: Variety

Oscar nominee Sean Penn will star opposite Javier Bardem and Robin Wright Penn in The Last Face for TF1 International, says Variety. Budgeted at $20 million, production in San Francisco and South Africa will begin late spring.

Written and to be directed by Erin Dignam, the film will follow two humanitarian doctors who fall in love while working in war-torn Africa.

TF1 holds international rights on the title, which it will begin repping today at the American Film Market.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on August 31, 2004, 01:16:46 AM
ThinkFilm elects to output 'Nixon'

NEW YORK -- Indie distributor ThinkFilm sealed a deal Monday to acquire the Sean Penn-Naomi Watts starrer "The Assassination of Richard Nixon" two weeks before the film is slated to make its North American premiere Sept. 13 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Also starring Don Cheadle and Jack Thompson, "Nixon" is based on the true story of Samuel Bicke (Penn), a bitter man who blames the president for the unraveling of his own American dream and hatches a terrorist plot. "Nixon" was directed by Niels Mueller, who co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Kennedy. Alfonso Cuaron and Jorge Vergara produced through their Anhelo Prods. Leonardo DiCaprio, Alexander Payne, Frida Torresblanco and Kennedy executive produced.
Title: Sean Penn
Post by: Henry Hill on September 05, 2004, 08:54:49 AM
although there is hardly buzz or word on this film, i am excited about seeing it. if not just for the people involved, both onscreen and off.
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on February 02, 2006, 03:36:30 PM
Sean Penn signs on to direct Alaska adventure flick

Oscar-winning US actor Sean Penn has reportedly signed on to direct an action adventure movie based on Jon Krakauer's best-selling Alaska-set novel "Into the Wild."

Penn, 45, will steer the Paramount Classics film that will star 20-year-old American actor Emile Hirsch, who had a role in last year's acclaimed drama "The Lords of Dogtown," Daily Variety said.

The movie will be based on Penn's own adaptation of Krakauer's book.

Hirsch will play a college graduate who abandons his possessions and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness and return to nature. He however dies four months later in an abandoned bus at a remote campsite.

Penn, who won the best supporting actor Oscar for Clint Eastwood's 2003 film "Mystic River", has already directed three films: "The Pledge" (2001), "The Crossing Guard" (1995) and "The Indian Runner" (1991).
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: kotte on February 02, 2006, 04:49:54 PM
Crap. Why isn't this To The White Sea.

I will keep hoping for that to happen until it gets made or I die. Probably the latter...
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on May 01, 2006, 12:50:15 AM
'Wild' times for Keener, Vaughn, Par
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Catherine Keener and Vince Vaughn are taking a walk on the "Wild" side. The two have boarded the Sean Penn-helmed "Into the Wild," which Paramount Pictures' new specialty division is distributing.

Emile Hirsch already has signed on to star in the film, which chronicles the true story of Christopher McCandless, who graduated from college in 1992, abandoned his possessions and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness and return to nature. He died four months later in an abandoned bus at a remote campsite. Penn adapted the screenplay from Jon Krakauer's book of the same name.
 
Keener's character picks up the hitchhiker and takes him in as a surrogate son. Vaughn plays a tow-truck driver whom Hirsch's character meets on the road.

Art Linson and William M. Pohlad are producing. Pohlad's River Road Entertainment is financing the project.
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: Redlum on May 03, 2006, 10:52:25 AM
This is perfect material for Sean Penn.

I haven't seen Grizzly Man yet but from what I've heard it covers themes very similar to Into the Wild. The book was one of the creepiest I've ever read mainly because of haunting image of the abandoned bus but also because of how much I could relate to McCandless' idealism. I think its a really rich book to mine but I find Vaughn and Hirsch odd choices.

I sincerely hope this 'Action/Adventure' label is just to spark interest.
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on May 18, 2006, 12:10:26 PM
Penn Fighting Enemies?
Reportedly starring in 9/11 drama.

According to a report by Christopher Isham at ABC News' The Blotter, Oscar winner Sean Penn will star in Columbia's Against All Enemies for Oscar-winning writer-director Paul Haggis. John Calley will produce the film.

The pic is based on the bestselling memoir Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror by former U.S. counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke, who is now a consultant for ABC News. Gee, I wonder who tipped off ABC?

Penn would portray Clarke in the film, which ABC reminds us "chronicles what happened inside the White House leading up to and through the 9/ll attacks."

Clarke's book illustrates the inner workings of both the Clinton and current Bush administrations in regards to counter-terrorism.
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on June 08, 2006, 11:15:47 AM
Hurt, Harden joining Penn's 'Wild' kingdom
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Writer-director Sean Penn continues to lure a stellar cast "Into the Wild."

Oscar winners William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden have signed on to co-star in the film, which will be distributed by Paramount Vantage. Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn and Catherine Keener already have boarded the project.

Based on Jon Krakauer's non-fiction book, the story centers on Christopher McCandless (Hirsch), who graduated from college in 1992, abandoned his possessions and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness and return to nature. He died four months later in an abandoned bus at a remote campsite. Hurt and Harden will play McCandless' parents.

Art Linson, Penn and William M. Pohlad are producing. Pohlad's River Road Entertainment is financing the project. Pohlad also financed Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" and Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion."
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on December 28, 2007, 11:18:38 PM
Penn, Wright Splitsville

Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn are entering a state of divorce.

The Hollywood twosome, who fell in love on the set of the 1990 thriller State of Grace and later married, are seeking a divorce after 11 years of marriage, according to People.

Penn's longtime publicist, Mara Buxbaum, did not provide details on the split.

The 47-year-old actor-director and the 41-year-old Wright began dating about a year after Penn ended his four-year union to Madonna in 1989.

The couple quickly hit it off and moved in together in 1991. They had two children, 16-year-old Dylan Frances and 14-year-old Hopper Jack, and finally tied the knot in 1996.

Penn raised eyebrows in April when he appeared at a Hollywood police station in the wear hours to comfort Eve following her DUI arrest. Police described Penn as simply "a friend" of the rapper-actress and he declined to comment on the visit.

The actor, who has been making headlines in recent years as an outspoken critic of the Bush administration and the Iraq War, won an Academy Award for his stirring performance as a father whose child is murdered in 2003's Mystic River. He also scored Best Actor Oscar nominations for 1995's Dead Man Walking, 1999's Sweet and Lowdown and 2001's I Am Sam.

Aside from Grace, the Dallas-born Wright Penn costarred with her Oscar-winning hubby in 1997's She's So Lovely and 1998's Hurly Burly, and they are reuniting in Barry Levinson's suddenly aptly titled Hollywood satire, What Just Happened?, which will debut at next month's Sundance Film Festival. She has also appeared in two flicks Penn has helmed, 1995's The Crossing Guard and 2001's The Pledge, both starring Jack Nicholson.

The actress, who was previously married for two years to actor Dane Witherspoon, shot to fame playing the titular royal Buttercup in the 1987 hit The Princess Bride. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 1994's Forrest Gump.

Penn's most recent directorial effort, Into The Wild, is currently being lauded by various critics groups as the best film of 2007, so far earning two Golden Globe nods and four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: MacGuffin on August 09, 2012, 06:35:20 PM
Sean Penn in Talks to Direct 'Crazy for the Storm'
The actor will next star in Warner Bros.' "Gangster Squad."
Source:THR

Sean Penn may be sliding back into the director’s chair.

Penn, who last directed 2007’s Into the Wild, is in talks to helm Crazy for the Storm, Warners’ adaptation of the survival memoir by Norman Ollestad.

Storm tells of Ollestad’s unique relationship with his father, who forced him into the world of extreme surfing and competitive downhill skiing beginning at the age of three. But it was those close skills that allowed an 11-year-old Norman to survive a plane crash in the midst of a blizzard in the San Gabriel mountains.

Will Fetters wrote the script for the adaptation, which is being produced by Billy Gerber, Robn Weisbach and Fonda Snyder.

Penn, who is starring in Warners’ Gangster Squad, has several projects in his orbit as directing vehicles, among them The Comedian, a dramedy that has Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig attached.
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: wilder on November 13, 2012, 12:54:38 PM
Sean Penn Takes On 'Bourne'-Esque 'Prone Gunman
via The Playlist

With some of his esteemed peers flocking to genre films in recent years -- Liam Neeson in the “Taken” films, and Brad Pitt in next year’s “World War Z” -- it seems Sean Penn has decided to do an action film of his own with “Prone Gunman.

The film, an adaptation of the Jean-Patrick Manchette novel, will follow Penn as “an international operative named Martin Terrier who is betrayed by the organization he works for and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe.” Uh, Jason Bourne much? Although the premise on its face seems hackneyed, the choice of source material points to higher aspirations. Manchette was highly regarded in his day as the author of many existentialist crime novels that have been compared favorably to the films of Jean-Pierre Melville. And a few of them were adapted for TV and film, including "Prone Gunman," which made it to the big screen in a forgotten 1982 movie titled "Le Choc," starring Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve.

Penn has a few things on the horizon, including his appearance in January's “Gangster Squad” and a couple of directorial outings such as “Crazy For The Storm” and "The Comedian," and has been linked to Alejandro González Iñárritu's brewing "The Flim-Flam Man." However, no word on where these fit into his schedule. But, could "Prone Gunman" be the start of a franchise for Penn, his very own “Taken?” Peter Travis has been tapped to write the screenplay, and the hunt is on for a director.
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: wilder on January 15, 2013, 03:59:44 AM
I find these interviews pretty inspiring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEXEcZ2lzoI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE3xhq3vzvE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt6bI4NcIAg
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: wilder on January 29, 2013, 12:59:59 PM
Sean Penn Is The 'Prone Gunman' For 'Taken' Director Pierre Morel
via The Playlist

Late last year it was announced that Sean Penn would be following in the footsteps of actors like Liam Neeson and toplining his own European-set action film. And now, THR is reporting that “Taken” helmer Pierre Morel is in negotiations to direct Penn in his own potential franchise with “Prone Gunman.”

The film, written by Peter Travis, is an adaptation of the Jean-Patrick Manchette novel that will follow Penn as “an international operative named Martin Terrier who is betrayed by the organization he works for and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe.” Morel, whose last directorial effort was the 2010 John Travolta-starring flop “From Paris With Love,” is probably the best choice for the subject matter. Interestingly, he’ll be the second filmmaker to take a stab at Manchette’s novel, as it was made into the forgotten 1982 French film “Le Choc,” starring Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve.

Things are moving fast on this one with producer Joel Silver and Studio Canal looking to start lensing in the spring in Europe, so an early 2014 release could be possible.
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: cronopio2 on January 09, 2016, 10:05:13 PM
'El Chapo' Talked With Sean Penn, In Clandestine Jungle Interview

The Mexican government shocked the world Friday, revealing that it had caught drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán nearly six months after his second escape from prison. On Saturday night, it was Sean Penn's turn to deliver a shock: In Rolling Stone, the actor revealed that he had spoken with the longtime head of the Sinaloa drug cartel during his time as a fugitive.


what the fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK.


http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/el-chapo-speaks-20160109?page=4
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: cronopio2 on January 09, 2016, 10:48:15 PM
only note about the situation that makes sense so far:


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/10/el-chapo-caught-on-camera-by-sean-penn-as-biopic-mystery-unfolds
Title: Re: Sean Penn
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 19, 2016, 11:15:05 AM
Here's an interesting take on this:

http://www.onthemedia.org/story/sean-jungle/


And a bit more:

http://www.onthemedia.org/story/why-one-mexican-journalist-said-no-el-chapo-exclusive/