Sean Penn is set to direct an adaptation of memoir Crazy for the Storm.

Norman Ollestad's book documents his experiences in the wilderness after being in a plane crash with his father, mother-in-law and a pilot, from which he emerged as the only survivor.

According to Variety, Penn will helm the film, while Will Fetters will pen the script.

Penn's can next be seen in Gangster Squad, which will be released in January.