Mel Gibson, Sean Penn to star in “The Professor and the Madman”
Gibson is also producing the film nearly two decades after he acquired the movie rights to the Simon Winchester book. Farhad Safinia will direct the drama with plans to start shooting in September in Europe.
The script was originally penned by Todd Komarnicki and John Boorman with Safinia rewriting. Safinia previously wrote “Apocalypto,” which Gibson’s Icon produced and Gibson directed.
Bruce Davey of Icon will produce. Voltage Pictures will handle worldwide distribution rights for the picture and plans to start selling territories at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
Gibson plays professor James Murray, who began compiling the OED in 1857 and led the overseeing committee. Penn would portray Dr. William Chester Minor, who submitted more than 10,000 entries while he was an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
~ Sean Penn is free now, back from Bolivia, he saved the Jewish flooring salesman of
Brooklyn, NY from a 26 million dollar “rice deal”.
Unfortunately some of those “rice” dealers were also “coca” dealers uh oh!
Marky Mark Wahlberg and Sean Penn received the honorable menorah for kidnapping Yanky Ostreicher from Bolivia and flying him home (not the jew welfare state- Brooklyn). The media didn’t see any reason to do a full story on this one.
Mel Gibson is playing the Professor and Penn is playing the madman, we wouldn’t want to make Mel into someone any more mad than he already is. Mel went on an “antisemitic” tirade against the so called Jews, but he is reformed now.