Sean Penn in Wartime Satire ‘C*A*U*G*H*T’

Sean Penn, who was recently close to the front lines of the war in Ukraine, plays a fictional version of himself in the Australian satirical series “C*”.a*yo*J*H*T.” The show is an original production by Australian Streamer Stan and production has now begun at Fox Studios in Sydney.

The six-part series follows four Australian soldiers sent on a secret mission to a war-torn country. The Americans mistook themselves for being captured by freedom fighters and produce a hostage video that goes viral. When soldiers reach celebrity status, they realize that getting caught might be the best thing that can happen to them.

The series is written, directed and produced by Australian actor and filmmaker Kick Gurry (“Edge of Tomorrow”), who will be joining Penn.

Ben is also producing the show alongside producers John and Michael Schwartz (“Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan,” “Gold”) from Deeper Water Films and Brendan Donoghue. The series was produced in collaboration with Fremantle who will handle international distribution.

“Kick’s brand of disrespect is charged with enthusiasm for all things considered inappropriate. From ball sacks, to fame, goofs and intellectuals, and finally to that creepy, creepy sequence of war,” Ben said in a statement.a*yo*J*H*T “Picks up comedy that’s generally limited to fox holes.”

Ben was in Ukraine for several weeks between February and April of this year, where he was filming a documentary about the Russian invasion of the country. During that time, he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who used his online appearance to attract world opinion and garner support for the battle of resistance.

Also join the ‘C*’ teama*yo*J*H*T” is Matthew Fox (“Lost”, “Last Light”), and a full-scale Australian cast including Bella Heathcote (“Pieces of Her”), Eric Thompson (“Black Snow”), Ben O’ Toole (“Detroit”), Lincoln Younis (“The Last King of the Cross”), Faisal Bazi (“stateless”) and veteran Brian Brown.

The series will be broadcast on Stan in Australia and new streaming service ITVX in the UK in 2023.


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