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Sean Penn’s ‘Flag Day’ Sells to MGM Ahead of Cannes Debut

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Brent Lang Executive Editor of Film and Media“Flag Day,” a new drama from Sean Penn, has sold North American rights to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer weeks before it is scheduled to have its global debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film was directed by Penn, with the Oscar-winner starring alongside his daughter, Dylan Penn. It’s an adaptation of Jennifer Vogel’s acclaimed memoir “Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life,” and recounts the author’s difficult relationship with her con-man father, John Vogel.

Frequently operating on the wrong side of the law, John Vogel torched buildings, robbed banks, and counterfeited more than $20 million.

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