Penn Goes Scouting
Norm Clarke chronicles a twist of irony that is almost too funny to be true:
Sean Penn was on a scouting expedition this week when he roamed the area around Boulder City with film executives.What Norm fails to mention in the article is whether or not Sean brought his infamous red plastic cup.
They checked out the Hacienda hotel-casino on Monday and outdoor options around Lake Mead, sources said.
"They're making a movie that would start in late June or early July," a spy said. "We were told they mentioned river rafting."
Penn will be directing a film adaptation of Jon Krakauer's, "Into the Wild."
The book chronicles the fatal altruistic journey of Christopher McCandless, who rejected his upper middle class existence for a nomadic test of character -- some said death wish -- that ended in the wilds of Alaska.Perhaps Penn will get so into the character that he too will throw away his possessions and take a far away journey, never to be heard from again.
Or is that just wishful thinking?