Talented and aesthetically stunning -- how can Robin Wright Penn go wrong? We all knew it when she starred so young as C.C. Capwell's original "kitten" Kelly on "Santa Barbara." Now, she's got a nice slate of projects on the horizon, according to the IMDb:
- "The Night Job," originally scheduled for a 2005 release but listed as in production. Penn will play Iris Hellington in this thriller directed by John McNaughton and also starring Ray Liotta and Marisa Tomei.
- "Untitled Ernest Hemingway Project," scheduled for release this year, though it's been stalled for a couple years. She's playing Martha Gellhorn, love interest to the late great Hemingway, played by James Gandolfini.
- "Hounddog," also scheduled for a 2006 release, a Dakota Fanning vehicle about a young girl "on a dark and mysterious journey through the rural South who finds her angel in the Blues," the IMDb says.
- "Breaking and Entering," also on tap for this year, starring Juliette Binoche and Jude Law. Penn will play Liv in the drama, written and directed by Anthony Minghella of "Cold Mountain" fame.
- "Beowulf," based on the epic poem and scheduled for 2007. The fantasy is directed by Robert Zemeckis and also stars Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie. Neil Gaiman, big name in the comic-book world for his "Sandman," lends a hand with the writing and producing.