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Al Pacino Will Blink
In adaptation of non-fiction bestseller

13 May 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Al Pacino is in talks to play a lead role in the Stephen Gaghan-helmed adaptation of the US bestseller Blink. Written by Malcolm Gladwell, Blink makes the intriguing case for 'thin-slicing' - the theory that spontaneous decisions are often better than more considered ones.

Pacino will play the estranged father of an idealistic teacher from downtown New York. The two reconnect early in the piece with Pacino persuading the boy to use his 'blinking' skills to make a tonne of cash on Wall Street. The script, which is being touted to distributors at Cannes, is described as Scent Of A Woman meets Wall Street.

The once-great Pacino hasn't made a hit movie since er, hmm... well, it's been a while, so we've got fingers crossed for a return to form. Gaghan, of course, is the screenwriter-cum-director behind the brilliantly mind-bending Syriana, so it's safe to expect an intelligent, thoughtful piece of filmmaking. Hoooh-ha!

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Well if he hasn't learned enough
Would Al Pacino play a convincing father figure? Hmmm, in his days now, i dont think so, unless he resolves back to the Godfather days. The last movie he was good in was Insomnia, i agree with mattdavies. More

Posted by trippen_rodriguez at 01:42 on 14 May 2009 | Report This Post

Still a legend
The Insider was his last great performance, though. More

Posted by AboyNamedSue at 13:38 on 13 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Al Pacino Will Blink
L: elab49 Problem is will he also shout. A lot. And emphasise. Odd. Words. sp; Of course he will. He seems to have forgotten how to talk at normal volume. Perhaps he's gone deaf in his old age. More

Posted by tftrman at 11:54 on 13 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Al Pacino Will Blink
Problem is will he also shout. A lot. And emphasise. Odd. Words. More

Posted by elab49 at 11:47 on 13 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Al Pacino Will Blink
Pacino's recent run of films have been somewhat concerning - Righteous Kill, 88 Minutes, Two For The Money, The Recruit, Simeone were all pretty poor. His last good film was Insomnia.   This does sound more promising. They've got a good writer on board, now they need to approach someone who can actually direct, i.e. not Jon Avnet.     More

Posted by mattdavies86 at 11:39 on 13 May 2009 | Report This Post

I can't believe 'Ocean's 13' (above) got four stars - the same as Star Trek... More

Posted by VijayUK at 11:00 on 13 May 2009 | Report This Post

i wonder if he'll continue to be so orange More

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