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Sean Penn brings his Zelensky documentary to DC

Sean Penn is bringing his new documentary on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the country’s fight against Russia to Washington.

The Academy Award winner will be in the nation’s capital on Thursday for a screening of his new film “Superpower” at the Motion Picture Association.

In a trailer for the documentary, which is poised to premiere Sep. 18 on Paramount+, Penn said, “The film we’d set out to make was not meant to encounter an existential threat to democracy — just a spirited story of a comedy superstar-turned-president.”

The “Milk” actor was in the midst of filming a documentary on Zelensky, a former TV performer, when Russian forces invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

“The Ukrainians will win this — the question is at what cost,” Penn said in the documentary’s trailer.

Last year, 63-year-old Penn presented one of his Oscars to Zelensky. Ukraine’s president said he would hold onto the statuette “until we win” the war with Russia.

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