Sean Penn, Robin Wright’s Daughter Making Acting Debut in Horror Film

Dylan Penn Acting Debut
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Dylan Penn will make her acting debut as the lead in the indie horror film “Condemned,” with shooting starting in April in New York.

Eli Morgan Gesner is directing from his own script. Caliber Media partners Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller arranged financing and will produce with Jason Sokoloff.

Penn, 22, is the daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright. She will play the youngest of a group of kids who live in a condemned building  in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The building’s residents succumb to an infection from their own waste and garbage, inciting attempts to kill one another.

Gesner was a professional skateboarder as a teenager before Russell Simmons hired him as one of the clothing designers for Phat Farm. He also created his own label, called Zoo York, and worked as creative consultant on HBO’s “How to Make it in America.”

Caliber Media is in post-production on “Chuck Hanks and the San Diego Twins” and “The Scribbler,” starring Katie Cassidy.

Penn has modeled in GQ, Elle and W. She is represented by Anonymous Content. Gesner is represented by UTA and manager Adam Schatz.

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  1. Glenn C. says:

    It seems ok. If her parents didn’t allow her to be an actor by a certain age then they had rules. It’s really up to her. Not even her parents. Is she wishes to try then why not?

  2. khelissa says:

    why not especially if she is as good actress as her parents..

    • dottydee says:

      Exactly what I thought, why not. I’m sure she’s a good actress. Movie stars don’t really exist anymore anyway. Extreme unjust and immoral salaries do not equate to stardom either because it ends up costing the theater goer and young producers/directors wanting to make a low budget movie.

  3. Ab says:

    “The building’s residents succumb to an infection from their own waste and garbage, inciting attempts to kill one another”


    Forget everybody complaining about all the remakes. If this is the quality of “original” scripts we are getting then keep making Batman after Batman film. What is with the influx of celebrity children getting into showbiz? Nepotism has always took place but it seems to be every showbiz kid around is getting into it now. Are they not pushed to go to university or even warned against it from their parents? I guess they see their parents getting attention and decide they want a piece of it too. No thanks.

    • CC says:

      I read that her parents banned her and her brother from getting into films until they were 18. Then she went and graduated from film school. Not sure why you think she didn’t go to college. In one of her interviews, she said she worked as a production assistance on many small films while she was in college. If she worked hard, started at the bottom and worked her way up, what is wrong with that?

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