Sean Penn To Direct Indie Feature The Comedian

Sean Penn is all set to direct The Comedian, an indie feature starring Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig, rumored to begin production in Spring 2012.

The film is about an ageing comic, Jackie Burke (De Niro), that hits a member of the audience with his microphone and is sentenced to perform community service. While serving his debt to society, he meets a fiery red head, Harmony, who becomes his love interest. Kristen Wiig will most likely be playing the character of Harmony, but as of now she has been confirmed as an unnamed member of the cast.

The Comedian marks Penn’s return to the director’s chair after several years. His last directorial effort, Into The Wild, was released in 2007 and starred up-and-comer Emile Hirsch (Milk, Speed Racer).

Penn is currently filming Gangster Squad with Ryan Gosling , Emma Stone, and Josh Brolin and recently appeared in The Tree of Life with Brad Pitt.

Aside from what was mentioned above, not much else is known about Penn’s new film but we’ll be sure to keep you updated if we hear more.

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Lindsay Sperling

Lindsay Sperling has A.D.D. and her tastes reflect it. Her movie collection boasts everything from Casablanca to John Tucker Must Die to every season of Sons of Anarchy to-date. She adamantly supported a Veronica Mars Movie (yes, she did make a donation to see it happen..and also possibly for the t-shirt), hopes that the Fast & Furious franchise continues far into the future, and has read every popular YA book series turned film in recent years (except Harry Potter..). When she's not on an indie film set or educating the youth of America, she uses her time arguably productive as a freelance writer.