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Peacekeeping Penn: Exarchapoulos & Theron Tapped for “The Last Space”

We found out this morning (via ThePlaylist folks) that Sean Penn (the filmmaker) was among the curious Blue Is the Warmest Color onlookers and proving that a Palme d’Or win can pay out huge dividends (it was a major showcase for it’s lead actress Adèle Exarchapoulos) we now learn that (thanks to TheWrap), Charlize Theron will also board The Last Space which might be something close to his humanitarian heart. Lensing is expected to begin in July.

Gist: This is based on the Liberian and Sudanese conflict and unfolds in refuge camps.

Worth Noting: Exarchapoulos got her debut in Matthew Porterfield’s I Used to Be Darker.

Do We Care?: We became fans of the filmmaker with his meditative Into the Wild and knowing very little here: we feel that this might hit the right notes or make us want to pull our hair out.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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