Sean Penn in THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
Thanks to Sasha Stone at Awards Daily, here’s a first look at Sean Penn in THIS MUST BE THE PLACE. Wow! Shooting on the indie for Indigo Films began in Ireland on August 16th and will continue for the next few weeks. This is the first English language film for Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (IL DIVO).
Plot summary from imdb:
Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and jaded in his retirement embarks on a quest to find his father’s persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the U.S. Learning his father is close to death, he travels to New York in the hope of being reconciled with him during his final hours, only to arrive too late. Having been estranged for over 30 years, it is only now in death that he learns the true extent of his father’s humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS Officer Aloise Muller – an event he is determined to avenge. So begins a life-altering journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father’s nemesis. As his quest unfolds, Cheyenne is reawakened by the people he encounters and his journey is transformed into one of reconciliation and self discovery. As his date with destiny arrives and he tracks down Muller, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks ….or revenge. Starring two time Academy Award winner Sean Penn and marking the much-anticipated English-language debut of acclaimed director Paolo Sorrentino, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE is a gripping examination of a man on the precipice of obsession.
Here’s a grouch-faced Sean Penn on the Dublin set of This Must Be The Place looking like someone just butt sneezed in his favorite red lipstick. Sean plays a retired rock star who puts on his Detective La Toya monocle to track down the Nazi war criminal responsible for torturing his father at Auschwitz. The Academy is already engraving Sean’s name on an Oscar statute just in case…
I know Sean is trying to give us “post-Biggest Loser Robert Smith” but dude looks more like the crazy cat lady from The Simpsons after sexing herself up for a hot date with a cardboard cutout of Moe.