Al Pacino negotiating for rocker role in Dan Fogelman’s IMAGINE

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
June 7th, 2011

The celebrated actor is negotiating to star in IMAGINE

He hasn’t been much of a presence on the silver screen lately, but Al Pacino’s been keeping himself quite busy. Within the past year, he's won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy for HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack and picked up Drama Desk Award and Tony Award nominations for leading The Merchant of Venice on the Great White Way. Now that he’s conquered the worlds of television and stage once again, it appears that he’s moving back to the silver screen.

Variety reports that Pacino is currently negotiating to star in Dan Fogelman’s IMAGINE; he’ll play an aging rock star who’s trying to change his life by finding his son. Scheduling conflicts forced Steve Carell, who was on board to play the biological son that the rocker had never even met, to leave the film.

Carell’s departure is unfortunate, but it’s awesome to see Pacino take on this really interesting role. He hasn’t been in a mainstream project since RIGHTEOUS KILL, the 2008 cop thriller that paired him up with Robert De Niro. Hopefully this film can introduce the great Pacino to a new generation of moviegoers.

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