Sean Penn to Direct, Star in ‘Flag Day’ Opposite Josh Brolin and Miles Teller

Tony Award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth wrote the screenplay

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Sean Penn is set to direct and star in “Flag Day” opposite his daughter Dylan Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.

Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble, Hopper Penn and Katheryn Winnick will also star in the film on which principal photography will begin this week.

Tony Award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth wrote the screenplay, which is based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir “Film-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life.”

“Flag Day” is the story of a daughter struggling to overcome the legacy of her con-man father. William Horberg, Jon Kilik and Fernando Sulichin will produce the film, which is a Wonderful Films, Rahway Road, New Element Films and Clyde is Hungry Films production. Christelle Conan, Anders Erdén, Peter Touche, Phyllis Laing, Devan Towers, Thorsten Schumacher, Vincent Maraval, John Wildermuth, Sidney Kimmel and Allen Liu are executive producing.

Rocket Science and Wild Bunch will executive produce and will handle international sales, while CAA Media Finance will represent the U.S. and China rights.

Penn is a five-time Academy Award nominee and won the award twice for his performances in “Milk” and “Mystic River.” He also directed “Into the Wild,” “The Pledge,” “The Crossing Guard” and “The Indian Runner.”

Sean Penn is represented by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein. Dylan Penn, Brolin, Teller, Winnick and Butz are represented by CAA. Hopper Penn is represented by ICM, while Marsan is repped by UTA, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin; Noble is represented by Buchwald and Artists First, and Dickey by BRS and Gage Talent Agency.