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Sean Penn to voice animated film

SeanPenn.jpg Sean Penn will be voicing an animated character for Sony Pictures Classic's Persepolis and joining a cast comprised of Iggy Pop, Gena Rowlands, and Catherine Deneuve (She will reprise her French-language role).

The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter through Cinema Blend who shed some light on the actual film:

Persepolis tells the story of a young girl (Deneuve) struggling with life in Iran during the fall of the Shah in 1979. The film is based on autobiographical graphic novels by co-director Marjane Satrapi. Penn will voice the little girl's father, opposite Rowlands as the girl's mother. Iggy Pop, near typecast, plays the girl's dissident uncle.

Should be interesting. I do recall enjoying some of those Hong Kong films terribly dubbed for television, but I assume that did ruin what their original intentions for the audience were and so, I'd probably rather watch it in its original form with English subtitles, but since not everyone watches subtitled film, it's a good thing that they are getting in decent talent for the dubs.

Written by Ramchandra, edited by Louise



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