Penn & De Niro To Colaborate On ‘The Comedian’
Penn is set to direct and De Niro to star as Jackie Burke, an aging insult comic who is sentenced to community service after attacking an audience member with his microphone.
The film is also set to star real life TV comedian Kristin Wigg, who will play the defiant redhead Harmony, Jackie’s primary love interest.
This will serve as Penn’s latest directorial project since 2007’s Into the Wild, which he also wrote. De Niro, who is 68, has roles in six films to be released next year, with The Comedian slated for a 2014 release.