Sean Penn Directing Charlize Theron in Africa-Set Drama
Originally posted on Variety:
Sean Penn is on board to direct Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos in Africa-set romance-drama “The Last Face.”
River Road’s Bill Pohlad will produce and finance. Bill Gerber and Matt Palmieri will also produce.
Penn will direct from a script by Erin Dingam with producers aiming to begin shooting this summer in Africa.
Theron will play a relief worker and Bardem will play a doctor in Africa with Bardem’s character being forced to choose between romance and dedication to his work. Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”) has been cast as a journalist.
The drama focuses on a talented and charismatic doctor (Bardem) who is forced to choose between his love for an American relief worker (Theron) or his dedication to saving lives in war-torn African nations.
Penn previously worked with Pohlad on “Into the Wild,” which Penn directed, and on Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life.”
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