Josh Brolin is in talks to join Warner Bros. upcoming drama Crazy for the Storm.

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.