A life on the run marks the return of Sean Penn to the big screen in the double role of director and actor, flanked on the set by his daughter.


Dylan , in his first leading role: on the occasion of the launch of the film in Italy, scheduled for March 31, Penn recorded an exclusive video message for the public in our country.

Written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth ( Edge of Tomorrow , Indiana Jones 5 ), A Life on the Run is based on Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life , Jennifer Vogel ‘s autobiography , here played by Dylan. Penn. The story takes place over two decades and sees the protagonist struggling with a father with a criminal career. There is also another member of the Penn family, Hopper Jack Penn , as Jennifer’s brother. Vikings ‘ Katheryn Winnick is the mother.

The cast also includes Josh Brolin, Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan and Bailey Noble . The film is produced by William Horberg, Jon Kilik and Fernando Sulichin. Maximilien Arvelaiz, Lawrence Kopeikin, Thorsten Schumacher, Vincent Maraval, Sidney Kimmel, Allen Liu, Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Vaishali Mistry and John Wildermuth are the executive producers.

The official synopsis of A life on the run

Inspired by the true story of the best known forger in American history. Sean Penn is John Vogel, an unconventional, exciting and extraordinary father who teaches his daughter Jennifer to live a life of risk and adventure. He is exhilarating to a little girl. As he grows up, reality begins to devour the hero’s image of him. The far-fetched stories of him never return, but the reckless consequences do. Jennifer builds a life of her own, away from her unstable childhood. But as John’s crazy plans continue to escalate, she can’t help but be drawn to her father and her most devastating adventure.