Warner Bros is presently in discussions with award winning Hollywood A-lister, Al Pacino. The film will be titled Imagine, and will be directed by screenwriter Dan Fogelman.
Actor Steve Carell will handle production through his independent Warner-based Carousel Prods. Carell had actually been lined up to play the role of Pacino’s Son in the movie since it was first conceived last November, but he was forced to pull out because of his schedule.
The movie will be Dan Fogelman’s first crack at directing, a big change from screen- writing and one that is sure to test his metal. Naturally, Fogelman has written the screenplay for Imagine, which centers around an aging rocker (Pacino), who finds the moral courage to finally seek out his biological Son for the first time, whom he’s never met. This potentially life-changing decision is brought about after he finds a letter, which was written to him many years earlier by the legendary John Lennon himself, a letter that he’d forgotten about completely.
Pacino, whose film career began back in 1969, has won many awards throughout his long career as an actor. He has been nominated eight times for an Oscar, winning one, fifteen Golden Globe nominations of which he has won four. He has been nominated for five BAFTA awards and won two, and for his stage work he has won two Tony awards.
The American Film Institute awarded Pacino a lifetime achievement award in 2007. Moreover, he was voted as the greatest film star of all time in 2003 by a channel 4 poll of British television viewers.
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