Vedder and Penn slated for Q&A

Oct. 6, 2007 at 5:16 PM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference has lined up Sean Penn and Eddie Vedder, for a keynote question-and-answer session.

Vedder, front man for the grunge rock group, Pearl Jam, provided the soundtrack for the film “Into the Wild”, which Penn directed.

Tamara Conniff, Billboard’s executive director, is slated to interview the duo regarding the film and its soundtrack at the conference schedule Nov. 1-2 at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton.

Penn told Billboard magazine Vedder expressed immediate interest in collaborating with Penn on his new film.

"I brought up like a three-hour-and-15-minute cut of the movie, and we sat and watched that. His words were, 'It’s on,' and that was it," Penn said of Vedder.

The movie is a true story based on the Jon Krakauer book "Into the Wild" about Christopher McCandless, who, upon graduating from Emory University in 1990, set out on a survival expedition that ended tragically in the Alaskan wilderness.

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