Norbert Leo Butz Set for Flag Day Movie by The Ferryman’s Jez Butterworth

Film & TV News   Norbert Leo Butz Set for Flag Day Movie by The Ferryman’s Jez Butterworth
 
Oscar winner Sean Penn will direct.
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Norbert Leo Butz Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, recently seen in the FX series Fosse/Verdon, is part of the cast of the new film Flag Day. Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn directs from a screenplay by Tony-winning The Ferryman playwright Jez Butterworth.

The cast also includes Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men, Milk), Dale Dickey (Hell or High Water, The Pledge), Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky, 21 Grams), Bailey Noble (True Blood), Hopper Penn (War Machine), Miles Teller (Whiplash, Too Old To Die Young), and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings, The Dark Tower).

Jez Butterworth
Jez Butterworth Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father's Counterfeit Life, Flag Day is a portrait of a daughter struggling to overcome the loving yet dark legacy of her con-man father.

Butz, a Tony winner for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can, last appeared on Broadway in a Tony-nominated performance as Alfred P. Doolittle in the current revival of My Fair Lady. His additional screen credits include the films Good Posture and Luce, as well as the series Mercy Street and Bloodline.

William Horberg, Jon Kilik, and Fernando Sulichin are producing the project, a co-production with Wonderful Films, Rahway Road, New Element Films, and Clyde Is Hungry Films.

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