Sean Penn Finds Sorrentino’s Place

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Sean Penn is in talks to star in This Must Be the Place, a film that will mark the English-language feature debut of Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, reports Variety.

Penn would play a wealthy rock star who becomes bored in his retirement and takes on the quest of finding his father’s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.

The script was co-written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello.

The trade adds that Penn and Sorrentino have made the commitment to work together on the project, pending the completion of his previous film commitments that include MGM’s The Three Stooges; Universal/Imagine drama Cartel; and Fair Game.