Sean Penn is headed back behind the directors chair for an upcoming film. Variety reports that Penn is planning to direct an adaptation of Crazy for the Storm for Warner Bros. The film will tell the memoir of Norman Ollestad. The screenplay was penned by Will Fetters. The story "revolves around Ollestad's relationship with his father and how the skills his father instilled in him helped him survive after a plane crash stranded him on a mountaintop."
WB has been trying to entice Penn to the project for a bit. The studio had looked at other directors, including Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), but landed on Penn for the gig. Penn will not be starring in the film, only directing. I am excited to see Penn in Gangster Squad, which opens on January.