Josh Brolin is currently in talks for the lead in Crazy for the Storm, marking Sean Penn's return to directing after Into the Wild.
Variety reports that the movie should start shooting in the first quarter of next year, should the deal go through
Will Fetters adapts from the Norman Ollestad memoir, with a story which tells of the relationship between Ollestad and his father and how the skills he learned from his father aided him in surviving a plane crash, which left him stranded on a mountaintop.
Crazy for the Storm is being produced by Gerber Pictures' Bill Gerber as well as Fonda Snyder and Rob Weisbach. Brolin can be seen in Sony's Men in Black III sci-fi comedy alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
Brolin's worked with Penn recently in Ruben Fleischer's (Zombieland) upcoming Gangster Squad with Ryan Gosling, Giovanni Ribisi, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, Michael Peña, Josh Pence, Sullivan Stapleton, Mireille Enos and Robert Patrick.