Sean Penn is fairly sporadic as a director. He’s helmed four films since 1991, the last being Into The Wild in 2007. Now he’s eyeing a return to the director’s chair, entering negotiations to direct Crazy For The Storm at Warner Bros. He’ll only direct and not star in the drama.
The movie will be based on Norman Ollestad’s memoir, which centres on the writer’s relationship with his father, who taught him several different skills from a very young age. The plot also focuses on how those traits saved his life, when he was stranded on a mountaintop after surviving a plane crash, so there’s a bit of a thematic link to Into the Wild with this one.
Will Fetters is adapting the screenplay, but it isn’t known when the movie might shoot. (Source: Variety)