Sean Penn is reportedly keen on starring Alejandro Gonzalez IÃ±arritu’s adaptation of Jennifer Vogel’s memoir “Flim-Flam Man” which will likely be titled “Red Flag” reports Vulture.
Penn would play a real-life bank robber, arsonist, fraudster, addict, and counterfeiter of more than $20 million. Jez Butterworth (“Fair Game”) penned the script and New Regency is in negotiations to finance the project.
Both Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio were lined up to do IÃ±arritu’s proposed historical project “The Revenant” at New Regency later this year. That project has now been pushed back with Penn and IÃ±arritu opting to do ‘Flim-Flam’ next while DiCaprio has committed to Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”.