While Sean Penn might be a big name in the movie industry, a lot of people don’t know that this multi-faceted creative is also a writer who is all set to launch his new book. As someone who has been on some of the biggest stages, winning some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, his impact on the movie and cinema industry has been incredible.
News reporting and interviewing was also something that interested Penn since his early days, but was never really something that he was able to take on full time. The acting was always something that managed to take the forefront of the work that he was doing, which is why there was always a lack of writing that Penn would put out. However, he did do some noteworthy interviews with political figures like Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro and many more. He has also conducted interviews with the other side, namely with people like Joaquin Guzman, who was a drug lord more commonly known as El Chapo. These interviews drew a lot of attention because of their hard-hitting and realistic take on the topics that these interviewees were familiar with.
More recently, Sean Penn decided that he would take a break from his acting career to now focus on his writing since it was something that he has always been meaning to do. He decided to come out with a novel that is titled ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’ and is a book that outlines a dystopian environment in which a salesman also works for the United States Government as a contract killer. The book dives into a satirical take on the current governmental scenarios that are capturing the country and is a unique look into the mind and work that Penn wants to put out.
The book has received a good amount of praise from people who have been both captivated and taken aback by the literary work that Penn has put out. The New York Times was one of the first to talk about the book and review it. The correspondents of the paper outlined the book as a good riddle that was wrapped in a reasonable amount of excitement and eccentricity. Overall, the book seemed to see a positive outlook from those who were interested in it.
Writing a book was a far different accomplishment that Penn had made as opposed to what he used to. In a recent interview with Vogue, Penn stated his intention for going down the route of writing a book over screenplays, as he generally is used to. In the interview, he went on to unveil how he wanted to do something that would speak of his creativity, and not something that required the effort of other creative contributors or collaborators.