Sean Penn is in talks to star in and produce an as-yet-untitled biopic of surfing legend Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz reports Variety.
Paskowitz was a successful doctor who left his job, hit the road with his rather large family, and founded the first U.S. surf camp not based in Hawaii. Paskowitz sold his life rights to the producers once Penn was attached.
Paul Feldsher (“The Four Feathers,” “Waking Up in Reno”) will pen the screenplay. Alan and Gabe Polsky are also producing.