Al Pacino eyeing rocker role in Steve Carell's 'Imagine'
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Steve Carell (
Dinner For Schmucks) will produce a dramedy titled
Imagine, which has Al Pacino considering the starring role as a Bruce Springsteen-style rocker, reports
The story focuses on a 60-something rocker, who discovers a long unopened letter written to him by John Lennon that inspires him to find the son he has never met.
A true tale similar to this idea was reported last year: British folk singer Steve Tilston received a handwritten letter from John Lennon - 34 years after it was written - which reassured the then-aspiring musician that success would not change how he felt within.
The screenplay is written by Dan Fogelman ( Tangled, Cars), who will also make his directorial debut. Carell was previously set to play the son but has scheduling conflicts.
Pacino stars in the 2011 film The Son of No One, a thriller with Juliette Binoche and Channing Tatum, and will also star in Gotti: Three Generations, a mob biopic costarring John Travolta, and the story of boxer Roberto Duran, Hands of Stone, with Gael Garcia Bernal.
Also, Pacino plans to portray the infamous 1960s record producer Phil Spector in an upcoming HBO film directed by David Mamet ( The Spanish Prisoner).
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