It's been about five years since he last directed a film, but Sean Penn looks ready to step back into the director's chair. Penn is in talks to helm Warner Bros.' "Crazy for the Storm," based on the memoir by Norman Ollestad.
Will Fetters adapted the story, which 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*.
Penn is planning just to direct, not star.
That last line gave me Clifford flashbacks, until I figured out they meant Penn could have played the father.
*The Variety story doesn't mention that Ollestad was 11 years old when the plane crashed.