Sunday, April 21, 2024

Sean Penn, Dakota Johnson Begin Shooting “Daddio” This Week in NY From New Hot Director-Writer Christy Hall


New York is getting a big new movie production this week.

Sean Penn and Dakota Hall start shooting “Daddio” in a few days. The writer-director is Christy Hall, who is hot hot hot right now. Hall just scored a series starring Scarlett Johansson called “Just Cause,” for Amazon Studios.

In “Daddio,” Penn plays a cab driver who picks up Johnson at the airport. The whole movie is about them sharing life stories. It’s unclear if others will be cast, but we’ll keep our ears open. Johnson had a big year in 2022 herself. She starred in “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” Cooper Raiff’s great indie film that Apple seems to have forgotten they paid a record $25 million for. Sean Penn, also, is fairly well known. You may have seen him before.

PS Production designer for “Daddio” is twice Oscar nominated Kristi Zea, whose insane list of credits includes “Goodfellas,” “The Departed,” and currently “The Watcher.” So at least you know the movie’s going to look great!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News