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Re: Sean Penn
« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2006, 11:15:47 AM »
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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."
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Re: Sean Penn
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2007, 11:18:38 PM »
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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.
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Re: Sean Penn
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2012, 06:35:20 PM »
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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.
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Re: Sean Penn
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2012, 12:54:38 PM »
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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.

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Re: Sean Penn
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2013, 03:59:44 AM »
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I find these interviews pretty inspiring.






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Re: Sean Penn
« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2013, 12:59:59 PM »
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Sean Penn Is The 'Prone Gunman' For 'Taken' Director Pierre Morel
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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.

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Re: Sean Penn
« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2016, 10:05:13 PM »
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'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

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Re: Sean Penn
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Re: Sean Penn
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