Al Pacino to star in King Lear adaptation
Actor Al Pacino will star as King Lear in a new film adaptation of Shakespeares play
Actor Al Pacino will star as King Lear in a new film adaptation of Shakespeares play. According to The Guardian, the Oscar-winning actor will be directed by Michael Radford, who worked with Pacino in 2004's The Merchant of Venice where the actor played Shylock, in "King Lear", the story of a once-great monarch who descends into madness.
"Lear is the one that everyone aims for. Al has been toying with the idea for a long time. There's a difference between Shylock, who's only in five scenes, and Lear, who is in every scene, pretty much," Radford said in a statement. "It's enormous. I think (Pacino) would like to have that kind of kudos because he's a terrific actor."
Pacino's casting for the film has been rumoured about for years. Producer Barry Navidi, who also worked on "The Merchant of Venice", said: "Before, we had the passion and the desire, but we never had a start date. We all have the energy to do ('King Lear') now. We're creating, hopefully, an epic.
Pacino made his name as a Hollywood star in films such as "The Godfather" and "Scarface"
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