Written by Jon Vitti and based on the international video game phenomenon, the story is set on an island paradise populated entirely by happy, flightless birds. But when dramatic oddball green piggies mysteriously come to visit, a rag-tag group of feathered outsiders must protect their island home.
Sony is producing through their Sony Imageworks, along with Angry Birds creator Rovio. John Cohen and Catherine Winder are producing, with Mikael Hed and David Maisel executive producing. Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis are co-directing the animated feature, scheduled for release on May, 20th.
Oscar-winner Penn recently made headlines for his Rolling Stone interview with then-captured Mexican cartel leader El Chapo. He recently directed the adventure drama The Last Face, which is awaiting release, while he’s set to star in and direct Flag Day.
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