Dan Fogelman's 'Imagine' might soon land a leading man in Al Pacino
EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter Dan Fogelman ("Tangled") has become the hottest ticket in town in the past year. The writer behind the upcoming Steve Carell-starring comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love," due out July 29, is currently working with Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen and director Anne Fletcher on the Paramount flick "My Mother's Curse," where Streisand is playing a character inspired by Fogelman's own mother.
Now, he's on the verge of landing Al Pacino to star in his directorial debut "Imagine," confirms Warner Bros. The iconic 71-year old actor recently got the offer to play an aging rocker who tries to lead a better life after receiving a lost letter that had been sent to him by his idol John Lennon more than 40 years ago. He's currently negotiating the deal for the part.
Pacino's involvement comes a month after Carell, who had been attached to star as the rocker's estranged son, dropped off the project due to scheduling issues. Carell's production company Carousel Productions will still produce the film for Warner Bros.
Pacino, last seen on the big screen opposite Robert De Niro in "Righteous Kill," received accolades for his role as Jack Kevorkian in the HBO TV movie "You Don't Know Jack." He recently signed on to play mobster Neil Dellacroce in the upcoming Barry Levinson film "Gotti: Three Generations."
Photo: Al Pacino. Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times