Actor Sean Penn is writing a novel based on an audiobook he secretly released last year (16).
The Milk star quietly released Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff under the pseudonym Pappy Pariah, and later claimed to have met the fictional writer at a bar in Florida in 1979.
However, he has now confessed Pariah is his author alter ego, and he plans to unveil a full book expanding on the “divorced, disillusioned” Bob Honey he introduced in the audiobook.
The new publication, also titled Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff will be published by officials at Atria Books in March (18).
“It was soon after I finished narrating the short audio of ‘Bob Honey‘ that I began to feel I had only scratched the surface of this story I wanted to tell,” Penn shared in a statement issued to The Associated Press. “Expanding that original idea into a fully realized novel has been an exciting challenge.”
Atria Books Vice President Peter Borland added, “Sean Penn, already acclaimed for his landmark work in film and journalism, makes a bold entrance in the literary world this inventive, provocative novel that showcases all of his gifts as a storyteller.”