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Josh Brolin Will Get 'Crazy For The Storm' In Sean Penn's Next Directorial Outing

by Cain Rodriguez
August 22, 2012 9:42 AM
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It’s been five years since “Into The Wild," but Sean Penn is headed back to the director's chair and is gearing up to helm a big-screen adaptation of Norman Ollstead’s memoir “Crazy For The Storm.” And it looks like he's found his lead in Josh Brolin.

The memoir, a must-read, follows the true story of an 11-year-old boy who has to descend the San Gabriel Mountains alone after a plane crash that also involved his father (Brolin), his father’s girlfriend, and the pilot. Based purely on the superficial similarities between this story and Penn’s last directorial outing, it seems like the two films share similar themes of nascent independence and finding oneself in the dangerous wilderness. For Brolin and Penn, the film will mark their third collaboration. They both appeared in Gus Van Sant's "Milk" and they face off in Ruben Fleischer's upcoming and currently reshooting "Gangster Squad."

The Lucky Ones” and “Remember Me” screenwriter Will Fetters wrote the adaptation, but we’re hoping that Penn exerts more of an influence on the finished product. Brolin and Penn still haven’t finalized their deals but the plan is to start shooting in early 2013. [Variety]

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  • oogle monster | August 22, 2012 11:00 AMReply

    Yeah, what happened to The Comedian? Also what's the status of Labor Day with Brolin?

  • Dan | August 22, 2012 1:19 PM

    Labor Day wrapped filming already. As far as "The Comedian" goes I was hoping that would be next for Penn because I really want to see DeNiro back

  • Niksterino | August 22, 2012 9:59 AMReply

    What happened to The Comedian?

  • MAL | August 22, 2012 9:58 AMReply

    I always look forward to Penn's directorial efforts. In that capacity, he has yet to make a bad movie. Always compelling, thoughtful and challenging.

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