Barry Levinson And Al Pacino Team For The Humbling

Barry Levinson and Al Pacino
Barry Levinson and Al Pacino

Barry Levinson and Al Pacino
Al Pacino and Barry Levinson make quite a team. The duo picked up Emmy nominations (and a win for Pacino), for their work on You Don’t Know Jack, and have already agreed to reteam for Gotti: Three Generations. Now the two are preparing to go into production on a third film together, Levinson’s adaptation of the Phillip Roth novel The Humbling.

The Humbling will star Al Pacino as an aging actor who, after series of bad performances in famous roles, gives up acting and moves to upstate New York where he falls in love with a younger woman and contemplates returning to the stage.

Al Pacino was most recently seen on the big screen at the Sundance Film Festival in the critic dividing cop drama The Son of No One co-starring Channing Tatum. Pacino is already in production on the Roberto Duran biopic Hands of Stone opposite Gael Garcia Bernal as Duran. Pacino is also in pre-production on an adaptation of King Lear and on Mary Mother of Christ in which he is cast as Herod.

Barry Levinson is currently in production on the eco-thriller The Bay while readying the drama Charlie Irish. And then there is Gotti: Three Generations, the much talked about mob movie that teams Pacino as mob underboss Aniello Dellacroce, John Travolta as John Gotti, Kelly Preston as Victoria Gotti and at one point, Lindsay Lohan as Kim Gotti. Whether Lohan is still with the movie is in question.

But first, Al Pacino and Barry Levinson will go into production on The Humbling this fall with an aim to have it in theaters in 2012.

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Sean Kernan

I have been a film critic online and on the radio for 12 year years. I am a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.