Sean Penn could join Christian Bale in The Last Photograph
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Veteran actor Sean Penn is circling a role opposite Christian Bale in the Niels Arden Oplev (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) directed film THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH. The story follows a journalist (Bale) in Afghanistan who is the only survivor after an attack on his group, he meets up with a retired ex-special ops soldier (Penn) who is looking to free a kidnapped family member and the journalist agrees to help him search for the kidnappers in exchange for the story. The film is being described as a combination between TAKEN and THE SEARCHERS and was actually dreamed up by Zack Snyder (SUCKER PUNCH and 300). The studio wants to get this film going sometime in 2012 but that will depend on the actors schedules and whether or not they board.
Looks like Sean Penn has also turned down the role in THE GANGSTER SQUAD as well as a role in MAN OF STEEL (SUPERMAN reboot). He’s being very choosy with his film choices these days and may end up passing on THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH as well.