EXCLUSIVE: Joe Penna has been set to direct Paramount’s World War II motion pic Blessed Event. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen, Issac Klausner and John Fischer will produce the challenge with Adam Goldworm serving as government producer. The movie relies on a screenplay by Jeremy Lott.
Set within the South Pacific throughout WWII, the movie is in regards to the American crew of a B-24 Liberator Bomber who pilots their wounded aircraft by means of a gauntlet of enemy fighters and anti-aircraft weapons to finish an inconceivable however important mission behind enemy traces. Sources say the studio sees this within the vein of the traditional struggle pic Memphis Belle, starring Matthew Modine.
Penna’s longtime companion Ryan Morrison may even exec produce. Morrison co-wrote Arctic and Penna’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Stowaway.
Insiders say the movie remains to be in early growth, so when casting will get underway remains to be unknown.
Penna broke on to the scene with the acclaimed survival pic Arctic starring Mads Mikkelsen. He adopted that up with Stowaway, which stars Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette.
He is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Hansen, Jacobson.