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First Look At Al Pacino As Phil Spector In Forthcoming David Mamet Directed Biopic For HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 2:36 AM
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Though in the works for a while now, we didn't realize that the Al Pacino-starring, David Mamet-directed Phil Spector biopic had started rolling, but we're glad it has.

Al Pacino and Barry Levinson Reteaming To Adapt Philip Roth Novel 'The Humbling'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2011 2:00 AM
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Levinson Talks Prospect Of Helming Mob Epic 'Gotti: Three Generations'For someone who's almost incontestably one of the greatest living American novelists (there will always be naysayers...) Philip Roth has never fared well on the big screen. "Goodbye, Columbus is mostly forgotten, but fairly decent, but "Portnoy's Complaint," "The Human Stain" and "Elegy" (an adaptation of "The Dying Animal") were all disasters of varying degrees, despite excellent source material. But Hollywood ain't done with Roth yet, with news breaking that a veteran director and star, fresh off a recent success together, are joining forces again to adapt a recent work from the author.

Al Pacino To Star In Rocker Dramedy 'Imagine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 2:52 AM
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Well, this is an interesting bit of casting. With Steve Carell busier than ever with "The Office" now in the rearview mirror, the comic actor has had to shed one of the many projects he's been linked to in the past few months. Dude has to eat and sleep sometime. Stepping away as an actor, but remaining on board as producer, Carell has rounded up a truly inspired choice for the other lead role in the dramedy "Imagine."

Oliver Stone Reveals Sidney Lumet & Al Pacino Nearly Made 'Platoon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2011 1:57 AM
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For director Oliver Stone, "Platoon" would mark the beginning of the meatiest part of the director's career. The Vietnam film, the first in a loose trilogy (followed by "Born On The Fourth Of July" and "Heaven & Earth"), made a star out of its young lead Charlie Sheen, and it went to the Oscars that with year with eight nominations, walking away with four wins including Best Picture and Best Director (not to mention that Stone's other film that year, "Salvador," also earned two nods). It would be Stone's second Oscar (he won for writing "Midnight Express" in 1979) and it established the writer/director as a major voice. But as he tells it now, he nearly didn't make the film.

Bette Midler & Jeffrey Tambor Join Al Pacino Starring, David Mamet Directed HBO Phil Spector Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2011 8:10 AM
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First revealed last year, this is one of those projects that seemed too good to be true and when word around it died as quickly as it arrived, we figured that it wasn't coming along. Guess we were (thankfully) wrong.

Al Pacino Reteams With Barry Levinson For 'Gotti: Three Generations'; James Toback To Rewrite Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 1:01 AM
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Ok, we have to admit, the indie gangster biopic "Gotti: Three Generations" always seemed more like an expensive publicity stunt than an actual movie to us, but full respect to Fiore Films, they now have our full attention as there has been some tremendous movement on the picture over the past couple of days.

Producer Scott Rudin Gets Behind Martin Scorsese's Frank Sinatra Biopic; Writer Being Sought

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2011 7:29 AM
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'Silence' Will Shoot Next, Followed By 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'It seems there is a small flurry of activity regarding a few brewing Martin Scorsese projects recently. This morning we reported that Robert De Niro revealed that "The Irishman" was still very much on the docket, though not a certainty just yet, and recently, the director's publicist told us that he was fully committed to shooting his long-gestating passion project "Silence" next (more on this in a second). But yet another project is now gained a little more traction.

Jerry Schatzberg's 'Scarecrow' First Had Bill Cosby & Jack Lemmon Attached And 4 Other Things...

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • February 27, 2011 3:03 AM
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Imagine an alternate universe where Jerry Schatzberg's underrated 1973 Palme d'Or-winning "Scarecrow" was a goofy comedy with Bill Cosby and Jack Lemmon (for further fun, imagine "Panic in Needle Park" in the same way). It sounds silly, but it could've happened had the stars lined up differently.

Al Pacino To Play Henri Matisse In Deepa Mehta's 'Masterpiece'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 14, 2011 2:33 AM
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Veteran actor Al Pacino is set to portray the lead in "Masterpiece," a film by Deepa Mehta about renowned French artist Henri Matisse, often regarded as one of the greatest 20th century pioneers in painting and sculpture.

Rapper Drake In Talks To Join Nicholas Jarecki's 'Arbitrage'; Al Pacino No Longer Attached

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 22, 2011 3:02 AM
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Update: Reps for the film have told us that Al Pacino is no longer attached to "Arbitrage." No word yet on who will be taking over his role, but stay tuned....

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