[Blind Gossip] Folks in Hollywood are buzzing about the casting of these two actors as the leads in a film.
He is the son of two excellent American actors and battled a severe drug add*ction for years. His father cast him in one of his own movies to get the ball rolling and prove to other directors that he could work. He is supposedly clean right now.
She has a unique look and a unique name. She has been involved in multiple scandals that usually involved boozing or taking her clothes off. She is most famous as one of the stars of a past TV series that took place on the East Coast. She was fired from that job.
This film has the potential to be a huge train wreck if they can’t keep these two sober for the duration of production! There has to be a contract clause for regular testing. The insurance is going to be crazy.
Good luck to everyone involved!
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[Optional] Do you think they will both stay sober during the filming?
Actor: Hopper Penn
Actress: Paz De la Huerta
A year ago, we told you about the fragility of casting Hopper Penn and Paz De la Huerta as the leads in a movie.
That movie was Puppy Love.
Since we published the original blind item, that movie has already been filmed and released. Not a big hit. However, both Penn (best known for being the son of Sean Penn and Robin Wright) and De la Huerta (best known for Boardwalk Empire) managed to get through the shoot just fine, which was a relief to everyone on set.
Unfortunately, Hopper Penn’s sobriety has not lasted.
He just got arrested for drug possession!
From The New York Daily News:
Sean Penn’s son Hopper reportedly arrested for drug possession
The actor son of Hollywood veterans Sean Penn and Robin Wright was arrested for drug possession in Nebraska this week, according to a report.
Hopper Penn, 24, was pulled over Wednesday while driving in a car with actress Uma von Wittkamp in the Cornhusker State.
During the traffic stop, the officer reportedly detected drug activity and decided there was probable cause to search.
Police found 14 grams of marijuana, four amphetamine pills and three grams of mushrooms, the website said.
Penn reportedly was booked for the mushrooms and less than an ounce of marijuana while his companion was booked for the pills and mushrooms.
Penn has spoken publicly about his struggles with substance abuse in the past.
In an interview with ES magazine last year, he said that after his parents’ breakup and a serious skateboarding accident, he fell in with the “wrong crowd.”
“I was doing a lot of stuff, but meth was the main one that brought me down. I went to rehab because I woke up in hospital and my dad said, ‘Rehab? Or bus bench?’ I was like, ‘I’ll take the bed,'” Penn said.
“Thank God I got out of that because that was the worst time in my life. Because it’s not fun when it gets to a point where you just need it,” he said.
This story would not be complete without a good old-fashioned mug shot, so here you go:
We wish Hopper Penn well in his recovery.
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