Sean Penn returned to directing with Flag Day, starring his daughter Dylan, and the film now has an expected release date in the United States.
Sean Penn returned to directing with the film Flag Day, which will be presented at the Cannes Film Festival as a world premiere, and now the project has a exit date: August 13 in American cinemas.
The project stars Dylan Penn, the daughter of the actor and director, in a role that according to the distributors will give an important turning point to his career.
Flag Day was written by Jex Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth who adapted Jennifer Vogel’s autobiography entitled Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life.
Dylan Penn plays the role of the young woman in a story that spans two decades, following Jennifer as she grows up and tries to manage her fragile relationship with her beloved father, criminal John Vogel who will be played by Sean Penn.
Actress Katheryn Winnick will play Patty, Vogel’s mother.
The cast will also include Josh Brolin, Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble and Hopper Jack Penn.
The original songs were composed by Cat Power, Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder.
The film will be produced by William Horberg, Jon Kilik and Fernardo Sulichin. Penn previously directed such films as Into the Wild, The Pledge, The Crossing Guard and The Indian Runner.