Cannes: Al Pacino to Star in David Gordon Green's 'Mangelhorn'

6:43 AM PST 05/14/2013 by Gregg Kilday
Al Pacino

Worldview Entertainment is financing and producing the project, written by Paul Logan, about an eccentric man coming to terms with a past crime.

Al Pacino will star in David Gordon Green’s drama Manglehorn, which Worldview Entertainment will finance and produce. Pacino will play the title character, A. J. Mangelhorn, an eccentric man coming to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life.

Paul Logan wrote the screenplay, based on an original story by Green and Logan. Christopher Woodrow, Worldview CEO, and the company’s COO Molly Conners will produce alongside Lisa Muskat and Green. Worldview’s Maria Cestone, Sarah Johnson Redlich and Hoyt David Morgan will executive produce alongside Todd Labarowski, Brad Coolidge and Melissa Coolidge for Dreambridge Films, which is making an investment in the film. Jody Hill and Danny McBride will executive produce for Rough House Pictures.

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Principal photography is scheduled to begin in early fall in Los Angeles. London-based WestEnd Films is handling international sales and will introduce the film to buyers in Cannes while CAA, which arranged the financing, is repping domestic rights. Pacino is repped by CAA and Rick Nicita.

The project is Worldview’s second collaboration with Green and his production team, following the drama Joe, starring Nicolas Cage. It joins Worldview’s 2013 slate, which includes two studio co-financing deals: Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s comedy Birdman, with Fox Searchlight and New Regency, starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Edward Norton; and Daniel Espinosa’s crime thriller Child 44 with Summit/Lionsgate, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman.

Worldview also has three films making their world premieres in Cannes: James Gray’s period drama,The Immigrant, starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, which will be released by The Weinstein Company; Arnaud Desplechin’s drama Jimmy P., starring Benicio Del Toro; and Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller Blood Ties, starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana and James Caan.

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