Friday, July 9, 2010
The film presumably takes its name after the Talking Heads' song, "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)," and will star Sean Penn as a wealthy, middle-aged rock star whose retirement ennui leads him to track down his father’s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal taking refuge in the U.S. The film will also star Frances McDormand as Penn’s wife and Toni Servillo (who starred in Sorrentino’s Prix du Jury-winning Il Divo at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival) as the Nazi Sean Penn was out to off.
From the Playlist: The film reportedly has a budget of $28 million, and has been described by Sorrentino as multi-faceted: “On the one hand, it's about a father-and-son relationship. On the other, it delves into the theme of the Holocaust, which is a lot riskier, but also something I've been thinking about a lot.”
The film is set to shoot in Dublin, Ireland and the U.S. for 10 weeks starting in August.