Sean Penn Might Be A Genius

August 4, 2010 by  
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Sean Penn210Sean Penn might be sinking his teeth into another biopic according to The Hollywood Reporter as he’s reportedly being considered for the role of legendary editor Max Perkins in a biopic titled Genius.

If you’ve never heard of Perkins, we don’t blame you (we had to have a quick flip through Wikipedia ourselves), as he’s not exactly a household name, especially not in this country. But he’s notable as being the editor who was responsbile for the publication of some of America’s great novellists including F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

The screenplay will be adpapted from A Scott Berg’s award-winning biography Max Perkins: Editor Of Genius by John Logan and will concentrate more on his relationship with a young Thomas Wolfe.

It’s not the first time that an attempt has been made to get the story to the screen with a version that was going to be directed by Lawrence Kasdan at one point (who wrote the screenplays for Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi incidentally) previously in the works. But now it seems that Bill Pohlad, who’s recently worked on financing the award winning documentary Food Inc. as well as Brokeback Mountain will be taking over the project. He’s worked with Penn before (Into The Wild), so he seems like a natural choice.

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  1. gak says:

    Hi Bill, My name is nate. i have grown up to hate you due to what football team you peayld for but i soon came to realize that it is fucking stupid to waste my time stressing over an entertainment sport. I worked at a bar at was once a major football college and i injected steroids to many of the players in which i got free steroids for the task. i then came down very hard and moved away from the college and quit cold turkey from the 3 different types of steroids i was given at no cost and i wanted to kill myself. I knew nothing about the side affects of what i was taking and i thought that the mental state i was in had nothing to do with what i was injecting. After listening to you on 60 mins and other i came to realize that i was feeling this way due to a chemical imbalance. I want to tell you thank you for being truthful about the subject because it really made me understand and investigate the subject which in turn let me understand the feelings im going through. You are a great person and you sounds like a great father\husband. You have helped me so much and i will thankfully pray for you always. Thank you so much Mr. Romanoski.