Toronto: Holly Hunter Joins Al Pacino Drama 'Manglehorn'

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Worldview Entertainment is financing and producing the movie, directed by David Gordon Green; Chris Messina and Harmony Korine also have joined the cast.

TORONTO -- David Gordon Green's Manglehorn has found its leading lady: Holly Hunter.

Hunter will star opposite Al Pacino in the drama, about an eccentric man coming to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life. Chris Messina and Harmony Korine also have joined the cast.

Worldview Entertainment is producing and financing the drama, which marks the company's second teaming with Green after Joe, starring Nicolas Cage.

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.

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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 investing in the film. Jody Hill and Danny McBride will executive produce for Rough House Pictures.

“Holly, Chris and Harmony add a tremendous amount of prestige and talent to this project, and we are delighted to have them join Al to bring David’s unique story to life,” said Conners.

WestEnd Films is handling international sales while CAA, which arranged the financing, is repping domestic rights.

Worldview hassix films premiering at Toronto, including Atom Egoyan’s crime thriller Devil's Knot, starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, and Eli Roth’s horror-thriller The Green Inferno.