Sean Penn to direct 'The Comedian'
Published Jun 15 2011, 21:30 BST | By Tara Fowler Sean Penn
has reportedly signed on to direct The Comedian
Martin Scorsese was previously believed to be helming the Robert De Niro film that follows an ageing stand-up comic. However, according to the New York Post
, these reports were erroneous and Penn is expected to direct the feature instead.
Penn previously directed the critically-acclaimed Into the Wild
, which starred Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, Jena Malone and William Hurt.
star recently split from actress Scarlett Johansson
after three months of dating. Penn reportedly was not interested in a serious relationship
Penn reunited with his Fast Times at Ridgemont High cast
for Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards earlier this month. The film was inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame. The Comedian
is scheduled to go into production next year.