Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Maze Runner Trailer Arrives
Dylan O'Brien & Will Poulter are a-mazed
Warner Bros. Eyes The Dragonriders Of Pern Books
Anne McCaffrey's fantasy stories could be a new franchise
See The Deadpool Test Footage Snippet
As released officially by Tim Miller & Blur Studios
Paul Dano Considers War & Peace
Downton's Lily James also up for the new miniseries
New Trailer For Al Pacino's Salomé
With Jessica Chastain in the really Wilde show
Exclusive: Peter Capaldi On Doctor Who
Plus Empire debuts new Time Lord photoshoot
Headhunters' Morten Tyldum On For Chain Of Events
'World War Z meets The Da Vinci Code'
Paul Greengrass Introduces Agent Storm
Al-Qaeda thriller for Captain Phillips team
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
New Trailer For Al Pacino's Salomé
With Jessica Chastain in the really Wilde show
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
Seventh Son
31 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Non-Stop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Godfather Part II (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Last Vegas (2014)
Empire Star Rating
American Hustle (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Carrie (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jeremy Renner Can Imagine
He's Al Pacino's son in Fogelman film

23 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Even given his success in the screenwriting field with the likes of Cars, Bolt, Tangled and Crazy, Stupid, Love, Dan Fogelman has had to endure development delays in his attempt to direct his latest script, Imagine. But his patience appears to have paid off, as Fogelman has scored Al Pacino (who was circling earlier this year), Jeremy Renner and Julianne Moore to star.

Imagine follows an aging, 60-plus rock star (Pacino) who is content to coast on former glories while still packing arenas and enjoying a wild life with a young girlfriend. He has no desire for anything else, perhaps unsurprisingly.

But then he discovers an undelivered letter that John Lennon wrote to him when he was 19. The missive from his hero inspires him to rediscover his passion for music and creativity, while also spurring him to connect with the 40-year-old son (Renner) he never made time for before.

As part of his new journey, he moves into a small New Jersey hotel and makes friends with the manager, which is where Moore fits in.

“Every writer has 'that one project' … the one they feel so strongly about that they can’t bear to turn it over to anyone else,” Fogelman tells Deadline. “For me, that project is Imagine. It was a career highlight simply to get a script of mine into Al Pacino’s hands. To have him read it, and then want to star in it… it’s five steps past career highlight. And now, to have Julianne Moore and Jeremy join the fray?  It’s beyond my wildest dreams. I’ve been hiding in my house for the past few weeks, out of fear that someone would pinch me. We are going to make a very special film here.”

Though Steve Carell had originally been attached to play Renner’s role and Warner Bros. had been set to finance, it’ll now get independent backing from Inimitable Pictures and is selling distribution rights at the American Film Market next week. Shooting is set to start in late April next year.

Fogelman’s latest script, Last Vegas, is about to start filming with Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro starring. He also wrote The Guilt Trip, which features Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand. That one arrives on February 22.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Safe Haven Trailer Is Here
Julianne Hough needs a fresh start
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)