Movies In Focus isn’t really a fan of Sean Penn – but there’s something about this trailer for Flag Day which captures the attention. There’s a nice tone to this trailer and a sense of pace which I hope carries over into the film. There are hints of Terrence Malick’s Tree Of Life in the visuals – a film which co-starred Penn and which I adore.
I don’t know what they’ve done to de-age Sean Penn in this, but it looks great. Is it just makeup or is CGI involved?
Dylan Penn stars opposite her father and Flag Day also marks the first time that Sean Penn directs himself. Josh Brolin, Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble, Hopper Jack Penn and Katheryn Winnick also star in the film which was written by John-Henry Butterworth and Jez Butterworth. It’s based on the true-life book byJennifer Vogel.
Flag Day is set to open 0n 30 August 2021.