Double Oscar winner Sean Penn is to begin shooting his new film in Dublin later this week.

The Irish Times reports that 'This Must be the Place' is directed by Paolo Sorrentino and also stars Oscar winner Frances McDormand ('Fargo'), singer David Byrne and Irish actors Simon Delaney, Olwen Fouere and Eve Hewson, the daughter of Bono and Ali Hewson.

The film tells the story of a former rock star (Penn) who leaves his Dublin home to travel across the US to find a Nazi war criminal who played a major role in his late father's life.

'This Must be the Place' is due to be released in 2011, with filming also scheduled for the US and Mexico.