A documentary film about the ongoing Russian invasion is in the works. According to Variety, Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker Sean Penn is currently in Ukraine filming a documentary about one of the world’s worst conflicts since World War II.
Penn attended a press conference held by the Ukrainian government in Kyiv, where he listened to government officials discuss the crisis.
Penn previously visited Ukraine to conduct research for the film in November 2021. The Ukrainian joint forces operation press service documented his visits with the Ukrainian military, which was followed by photos of the meetups on social media.
This is not the first time Penn has been involved in a crisis filming. The 61-year-old directed the 2020 Discovery Plus documentary Citizen Penn, which chronicles the process of establishing his non-profit community organized relief effort in the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquakes in 2010.
Penn has previously sparked outrage for his involvement in politics and current affairs, most notably when he and Mexican-American actress Kate del Castillo interviewed Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman while he was on the run.