Academy Award winner Al Pacino has signed on to star in David Gordon Green's drama, Manglehorn financed and produced by Worldview Entertainment. Pacino will play the lead character of A.J. Manglehorn from a screenplay written by Paul Logan, based on an original story by Green and Logan. This is Worldview's second collaboration with Green and his production team, following the drama, Joe, starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage. Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow, and 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 J. 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.
Manglehorn is the story of an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in the early fall in Los Angeles. London-based WestEnd Films will handle international sales and introduce the film to foreign buyers this week in Cannes while CAA, who arranged financing for the film, is repping domestic rights.
Here's what Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow had to say in a brief statement.
"Al Pacino is one of the greatest actors of his generation and we are thrilled to have him sign on as we head to Cannes."
Pacino is represented by CAA and Rick Nicita.