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Sean Penn and Christian Bale in talks to star in The Last Photograph

05.10.2011

Christian Bale and Sean Penn to star in a film together? Go on please...

Joel Silver's Dark Castle and Europe's StudioCanal are reteaming on Afghanistan-set action-thriller, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH. The film centers on, "Penn would play an ex-special ops soldier who arrives in Afghanistan to seek vengeance for the murder of his brother's family. He enlists a war photographer (Bale), the sole survivor of the attack that killed his brother, who captured the event in a photo."

Niels Arden Oplev (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) will direct the script written by Kurt Johnstad (300). Zack Snyder is producing the film with partner/wife Deborah Snyder under their banner, Cruel and Unusual Films.

Silver spoke about his feelings on the actors possibly joining the film, "I'm very excited. I've known Sean Penn for many years and always wanted to work with him and hope very much to work with Christian Bale, too."

They hope to start shooting in 2012 after Bale finishes on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

Extra Tidbit: Penn and Bale should get along swimmingly.
Source: Variety

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11:25PM on 05/11/2011

meh

Penn is all too predictable these days and his films...well...lately they bore the shit out of me.
Penn is all too predictable these days and his films...well...lately they bore the shit out of me.
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3:25AM on 05/11/2011

Love the sound of this

But... Penn + Bale = great. Oplev = not so great
But... Penn + Bale = great. Oplev = not so great
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12:03AM on 05/11/2011
woah.
woah.
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11:48PM on 05/10/2011
Okay, those are two very good reasons to be interested in this project. Plus the director of the Millennium movies, for what that's worth. I somehow never imagined I'd see Penn play "ex-special ops," just sounds more straight-forward than usual. Penn and Bale are part of that dying breed of method actor, and it would be fun just to watch them play off each other. And I do hope this isn't too slam-bang. If they retain these guys as the leads it would have potential to be so much more.
Okay, those are two very good reasons to be interested in this project. Plus the director of the Millennium movies, for what that's worth. I somehow never imagined I'd see Penn play "ex-special ops," just sounds more straight-forward than usual. Penn and Bale are part of that dying breed of method actor, and it would be fun just to watch them play off each other. And I do hope this isn't too slam-bang. If they retain these guys as the leads it would have potential to be so much more.
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10:21PM on 05/10/2011
I smell supreme acting and Oscar.
I smell supreme acting and Oscar.
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9:33PM on 05/10/2011

What can you say...

Could be good.
Could be good.
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9:21PM on 05/10/2011
Love Christian Bale but I can't stand Sean Penn. His buddy in Venezuela can pay to go see the damn thing.
Love Christian Bale but I can't stand Sean Penn. His buddy in Venezuela can pay to go see the damn thing.
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8:24PM on 05/10/2011
Hopefully it doesnt become like an action war movie, hopefully it sticks to some dark tones and violent in certain areas and have the two actors take control of the film
Hopefully it doesnt become like an action war movie, hopefully it sticks to some dark tones and violent in certain areas and have the two actors take control of the film
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8:09PM on 05/10/2011

Cool

This seems like a good idea. I am nervous about Dark Castle being involved in the production (seeing as all their films are bad to awful) but as long as they take a back seat to StudioCanal then everything should work out. As for Penn and Bale; AWESOME!!!
This seems like a good idea. I am nervous about Dark Castle being involved in the production (seeing as all their films are bad to awful) but as long as they take a back seat to StudioCanal then everything should work out. As for Penn and Bale; AWESOME!!!
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