Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn is set to shoot a movie in Dublin this summer after signing on to star in “This Must be the Place.”
The shoot will take place in the Irish capital because producers are using an actual tax exemption for artists in Ireland to base their story there.
Penn will play a rock star that has retired to Ireland to benefit from, you guessed it, the advantageous tax laws and live the grand life.
However, as enjoyable as life in the Emerald Isle is, the rock star soon gets itchy feet and decides to spend his time tracking down the Nazi responsible for his father's death.
Paolo Sorrentino is slated to direct the film.
Penn has spent a lot of his time lately working in Haiti to help the earthquake victims and has been campaigning for further help before the rainy season starts.
Where does the term “the luck of the Irish” come from?