Sean Penn’s Next Project is About a Slain Saudi Journalist

Sean Penn. Photo by Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock (8791509ag)

The recent incident involving a Saudi Arabian journalist who was assassinated by his own government kept the world gripped with its bizarreness.

Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, disappeared at the Saudi consulate in Turkey on the 2nd of October after going to the premises to obtain a marriage license.

It subsequently emerged that the 59-year-old had been murdered within the consulate by a hit team, allegedly on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Oscar winner, Sean Penn, is now reportedly working on a documentary about Khashoggi who was named as TIME Person of the Year.

The Into the Wild director has been spotted filming in front of the consulate building in Istanbul and recorded an advisor to Turkey’s president in Ankara as part of preliminary preparations.

Yasin Aktay was a friend of Khashoggi’s and the first to alert authorities that the journalist had disappeared inside the consulate.

There has been no indication as yet for a release date for the documentary.