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Christian Bale, Sean Penn Take Last Photograph

Christian Bale and Sean Penn are both a little bit busy right now — Bale with his commitment to The Dark Knight Rises, and Penn, who's surely trying to renege on his promise to bring Charlie Sheen to Haiti (because you're not really gonna do that, right, Sean?), but they've lined up a new project that will star them both. Based on an idea by Zack Snyder, The Last Photograph would see Bale as a war correspondent who teams with Penn, a former special ops soldier, to save a member of Penn's family who's been kidnapped in Afghanistan. Niels Arden Oplev, who made the original, Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, will direct this very serious intensity-off. [Deadline]

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