Flag Day: Sean Penn’s New Film at 2021 Cannes Film Fest

Flag Day, Sean Penn’s new film, will world-premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Fest.

The premise:

The daughter of a con artist struggles to come to terms with her father’s past.

The screenplay by Jez Butterworth is based on Flim-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father’s Counterfeit Life by Jennifer Vogel

Sean Penn
Dylan Penn
Josh Brolin
Norbert Leo Butz
Dale Dickey
Eddie Marsan
Bailey Noble
Hopper Penn
Jadyn Rylee
Miles Teller
Katheryn Winnick
James Russo

It had been announced in March 2019 that a casting call for the film had been issued, with filming for the project due to commence in Winnipeg, Canada.

Filming of the movie took place at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg on 1 August 2019. The scene was of a graduation ceremony.

Filming had begun in June, with the cast including Penn and his children Dylan Penn and Hopper Penn. Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Katheryn Winnick were also among the cast announced.

The film is being produced by William Horberg, Jon Kilik and Fernando Sulichin.