Watch Sean Penn Channel Robert Smith in ‘This Must Be The Place’


In Paolo Sorrentino’s forthcoming film, This Must Be The Place , which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival next month, Sean Penn plays an aging rocker — who looks a hell of lot like The Cure’s Robert Smith — on the hunt for ex-Nazi war criminal who killed his father. And now you can hear his character’s band in action! While David Byrne, who composed the soundtrack with Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy) performs the titular Talking Heads song at one point in the film, we think it sounds more like Oldham’s voice in this clip. Or maybe that’s actually Penn singing? After Colin Farrell’s solid turn as a country star in Crazy Heart, nothing would surprise us. What do you think?

[via The Playlist]