Penn, Theron’s African drama to premiere at Cannes

Monday, Mar 21, 2016,13:16 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | African war drama The Last Face, directed by Sean Penn and starring his former girlfriend Charlize Theron, is heading to the Cannes Film Festival.

The film, which also features Spanish star Javier Bardem, will premiere at the festival in May, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the film, South African native Theron portrays the director of an international aid organisation in Liberia who embarks on a romance with a relief-aid doctor, played by Bardem.

Penn and Theron were dating during the film shoot on location in Africa in 2014, and they were still together at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, where the actress was promoting Mad Max: Fury Road. They called off their engagement weeks later.