Penn to Direct Hirsch "Into the Wild"Sean Penn will direct "Into the Wild" for Paramount Classics, a project that is based on the book by Jon Krakauer. Emile Hirsch will star as an ill-fated young adventure-seeker named Christopher McCandless.
From Variety: "Paramount's specialty division has signed Sean Penn to direct Alaska adventure "Into the Wild," with Emile Hirsch ("Lords of Dogtown") to star.
Project is based on Penn's adaptation of Jon Krakauer's bestseller.
Hirsch will portray Christopher McCandless, who graduated from college in 1992, abandoned his possessions and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness and return to nature. He died four months later in an abandoned bus at a remote campsite."
Bummer of an final destination, but I'm guessing the journey will be one well worth watching.