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Sean Penn To Direct Robert De Niro

10/29/2011 9:15am EDT

Sean PennSean Penn is to step back behind the camera to direct Robert De Niro in "The Comedian."
The Oscar winner, who last directed a film in 2007 when he took charge of "Into The Wild," will adapt Art Linson and Jeffrey Ross' screenplay about a comic sentenced to community service for lashing out at a heckler.
Shooting is scheduled to begin next spring.



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