Al Pacino Maybe Teaming with David Gordon Green on 'Manglehorn'
by Ethan Anderton
May 2, 2013
Later this year, the quickly put together indie Prince Avalanche from writer/director David Gordon Green will hit theaters, and it's a throwback to his roots in films like All the Real Girls and George Washington, even with name talent like Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Now he's lining up his next project and it sounds quite different than anything he's done before. The project set to be sold at Cannes is called Manglehorn, and it follows a guy named A.J. Manglehorn, an ordinary guy in a small town who nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day. But the interesting fact about this project is that Al Pacino is being sought for the lead. More below!
That might seem like a role out of the ordinary for Pacino, but in a way, the story is like a follow-up to any of his previous crime thrillers. Manglehorn isn't exactly an ordinary guy since he's an ex-con who gave up the woman of his dreams 40 years ago, all for one big job. But now as a locksmith, he reflects on the choices he made, and after making an effort to start over, something terrifying happens, bringing his dark past to the surface. Green told Deadline, "It’s a love story, the choices you make in your youth and the situations you set up for yourself: you end up sitting alone at the dinner table talking to a cat! I do think there is a beautiful humor in this.” Seeing Pacino in a role like this would be fantastic. What do you think?