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Sean Penn made up as ageing Goth

Published 14/04/2011 | 14:32

Sean Penn plays former rock star Cheyenne in This Must Be The Place
Sean Penn plays former rock star Cheyenne in This Must Be The Place

Sean Penn has been revealed fully made-up as an ageing Goth rocker in his new movie This Must Be The Place.

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The Oscar-winning actor has donned red lipstick, heavy black eye make-up and a long wig to play a former rock star in the drama which will be screened in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

The film is the English-language debut from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino about a 50-year-old retired rocker Cheyenne who lives in Dublin off his royalties, but returns to New York after the death of his father, with whom he was no longer on speaking terms.

After discovering his father had been obsessed with seeking revenge against a Nazi war criminal who tormented him in a concentration camp, Cheyenne decides to take up his father's quest, which starts him on a journey across America.

The film is also said to star the Eve Hewson, the daughter of U2 frontman Bono.

Eve apparently plays a music fan and close friend of Cheyenne's.

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