Sean Penn in Istanbul to produce 'Khashoggi murder film' in Istanbul

Istanbul: Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker Sean Penn is in Istanbul and has reportedly begun filming a new documentary about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this year. 

Penn, accompanied by a crew of around 10 including bodyguards, was spotted shooting in front of the consulate building in the Turkish city on Wednesday, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

The two-time Oscar winner was also seen outside the consul general's nearby residence, the agency said. 

Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post and a US resident since 2017, was killed during his visit to the consulate to obtain marriage-related paperwork on October 2.

Despite searches of the consulate and other places, the whereabouts of his remains are still unknown.