Friday, September 14, 2007

William Penn movie set to film

Sony and TriStar Pictures have announced that "William Penn" the movie will begin filming this coming January. Except for a few scenes the entire movie will be filmed in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. A budget for the film was not known, but is said to be "significant." What is it about? A rogue bolt of lightning strikes the 37 foot William Penn statue atop City Hall bringing it to life. Penn, now a giant, wanders the city fighting crime and assisting the needy and ends political corruption in city government. His size allows him to help construction workers lift heavy materials, but he cannot use tools due to his size, a fact that thoroughly frustrates the workers. The cast includes Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn, and Penn from Penn and Teller.

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