The story follows the relationship between writer Norman Ollestad and his father, who pushed him to his limits at a young age. He uses the talents his father instilled in him to survive a horrific plane crash over the San Gabriel Mountains. The actor will be portraying the father.
Sean Penn will be directing from a screenplay by Will Fetters, adapted from Norman Ollestad's memoir. Bill Gerber, Fonda Snyder, and Rob Weisbach are producing.