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Sean Penn ready for some more tasty waves

1 July 2010 6:12 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Sean Penn is in negotiations to produce and star in a film based on the life of surfing icon Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.According to Variety, Alan and Gabe Polsky will also produce with Penn.Paul Feldsher, who was a producer on the films "The Four Feathers" and "Waking Up in Reno," will write the screenplay.Paskowitz became a cult hero for ditching a successful medical practice and hitting the road in a camper with his wife and nine kids. His family founded the first surf camp in the continental U.S. and is referred to as the "First Family of Surfing."Paskowitz, who is 89, was the subject of Doug Pray's 2008 documentary "Surfwise."Penn was last seen in 2008.s "Milk" which won him his second »

- Adnan Tezer

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Sean Penn Goes Surfing With 'Doc'

1 July 2010 9:00 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sean Penn is in talks to star in and produce an as-yet-untitled biopic of surfing legend Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz reports Variety.

Paskowitz was a successful doctor who left his job, hit the road with his rather large family, and founded the first U.S. surf camp not based in Hawaii. Paskowitz sold his life rights to the producers once Penn was attached.

Paul Feldsher ("The Four Feathers," "Waking Up in Reno") will pen the screenplay. Alan and Gabe Polsky are also producing. »

- Garth Franklin

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Sean Penn in talks to produce and possibly star in Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz biopic

1 July 2010 6:10 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Sean Penn is in talks to produce a film based on eccentric surfing icon Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz and his family. Penn is eyeing this as a starring vehicle. Producing are Alan and Gabe Polsky ("Bad Lieutenant" revamp). Paskowitz left his successful medical practice and hit the road with his wife and nine kids, founding the first surf camp in the continental U.S. For the last twenty years, producers from Matt Weaver to Graydon Carter have tried without any luck, to secure the life rights to Paskowitz who is aged 89 now. The patriarch finally gave his blessing to the Polskys once Penn was attached. Paul Feldsher (producer of "The Four Feathers" and "Waking Up in Reno") will write the screenplay. »

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Rip: Cinematographer William Fraker

2 June 2010 1:52 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

One of Hollywood's great cinematographers, William Fraker, succumbed to cancer Monday at age 86. While D.P.'s can be cranky, Fraker was known for his affability and exacting standards on sets, from Rosemary's Baby, Bullitt, 1941, Close Encounters and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to Tombstone and Heaven Can Wait. A Naval veteran of World War II, Fraker attended USC's School of Cinema under the G.I. Bill. He grew into one of the defining film talents to emerge in the 60s and worked productively well into his 80s: his last film was 2002's Waking Up in Reno. Update: Todd McCarthy remembers Fraker, who he interviewed for his doc Visions of Light. Here's one obit from the Lat plus stories from Fraker's contemporaries from the American Society »

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