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Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian

Posted by LiveFor on March 31, 2010

Al Pacino and Susan Sarandon star in HBO’s new original movie, You Don’t Know Jack.

Pacino plays the Michigan doctor who became infamous for assisting the suicides of countless terminally ill patients. He took part in over 130 suicides and after willingly airing one his “procedures” on an episode of “60 minutes” he was arrested and convicted of second-degree murder. He spent 8 years in prison before being released on parole in 2007.

Pacino just looks scary in this one.

It premieres Saturday, April 24 only on HBO.

Source: ScreenCrave

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Attica! Attica! – Doug Liman to take on the 1971 Prison Riot

Posted by LiveFor on February 17, 2010

Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) and screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher are teaming to re-create the 1971 Attica state prison uprising according to THR.

The four-day confrontation between prisoners and guards inspired Al Pacino’s famous chant of “Attica! Attica!” in “Dog Day Afternoon.”

Liman brings a personal connection to the project, as his father, the late Arthur Liman, served as chief counsel to the New York State Special Commission on Attica Prison and co-authored the commission’s report chastising then-Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and prison authorities for their role in the incident.

According to wiki the riot was based in part upon prisoners’ demands for better living conditions. At the time, inmates were given one shower per week and one roll of toilet paper per month. On September 9, 1971, responding to the death of prisoner George Jackson, a black radical prisoner who had been shot to death by corrections officers in California’s San Quentin Prison on August 21st while armed and attempting to escape, about 1,000 of the prison’s approximately 2,200 prisoners rioted and seized control of the prison, taking thirty-three correction officers hostage. The State began negotiating with the prisoners.

During the following four days of negotiations, authorities agreed to 28 of the prisoners’ demands, but would not agree to demands for complete amnesty from criminal prosecution for the prison takeover, or for the removal of Attica’s superintendent. Under order of then Governor Nelson Rockefeller, state police took back control of the prison. When the uprising was over at least 39 people were dead, including ten correction officers and civilian employees.

In a recent blog posting, Liman described visiting the prison.

“The tour was astounding,” Liman wrote. “We followed the steps the prisoners took as they overwhelmed the guards; saw the radiators they ripped off the walls and the gates they smashed open with them. We left with so many stories, and names and contacts of people who were there to continue our research.”

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Al Pacino takes over from Robert De Niro in Son of No One with Channing Tatum

Posted by LiveFor on February 17, 2010

Al Pacino is stepping into the role recently vacated by Robert De Niro in Son of No One, a police thriller starring Channing Tatum (Fighting, Dear John, G.I. Joe) according to Reuters.

Pacino and De Niro always seem to have that connection despite having starred in only a few films together (Heat, Righteous Kill, The Godfather Part 2) so there is no way to tell what effect, if any, this change will have on the film. Pacino’s character will probably be more manic than De Niro would have played him, but that’s about it.

The script, written by director Dito Montiel, centers on a young cop (Tatum) who is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, with an old secret surfacing and threatening to destroy his life and family.

Terrence Howard (who worked with Tatum on Fighting), Ray Liotta and Katie Holmes are in various stages of negotiation to join the cast. It would have been nice to Liotta and De Niro together again after the amazing Goodfellas but that is obviously not going to happen now.

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Scar Wars – Han Solo is Tony Montana

Posted by LiveFor on November 25, 2009


An excellent Star Wars / Scarface mashup.

I think I may paint the classic Scarface poster but with Han instead.

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The old Wentworth in Bioshock rumour may be a slightly bigger rumour

Posted by LiveFor on May 27, 2009

Back in April I posted the story that Wentworth Miller and Al Pacino were going to star in Gore Verbinski’s Bioshock adaption. That was apparantly an April Fool.

What do you think? Is he talking about the film or just that he’s going to be playing the game on his down time?

Then it turned out that Verbinski was no longer making the film and it had died a slow death.

Now, according to Bloody Disgusting, it looks as if there is some movement on the film and the April Fool wasn’t so foolish.

Late last night “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller updated his Twitter page with this shocking tweet, “Prison Break may be ending, but I’ve got things in the works. Hint…one word: Bioshock.

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Pacino in Bioshock with a possible cameo by Johnny Depp?

Posted by LiveFor on April 1, 2009


Read this and get all excited like I did. I’ll be waiting for you to read it.

“Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller and Oscar-winner Al Pacino have joined the cast of Gore Verbinski’s “Bioshock” for Universal Pictures reports The Chicago News Dispatcher.
Based on the best-selling 2007 video game, the story is set in the 1960’s when a plane crashes in the middle of the Atlantic. Jack (Miller), the sole survivor, discovers a lighthouse which leads down to Rapture, an underwater city built in the 1940’s by a business magnate who wanted to create a scientific utopia where people could work without governmental or religious oversight.

Unfortunately the city has fallen into decay and madness, insane genetically mutated beings called ‘Splicers’ roam the halls. Only an energy that lies within various young girls can save the city, these girls however are protected by gigantic bodyguards called Big Daddies.

Pacino is in negotiations to play the magnate Andrew Ryan, while Verbinski is apparently pursuing one of his old “Pirates of the Caribbean” co-stars for a cameo as the bunny mask-wearing nutter Sander Cohen in a sequence midway through the film.
Unlike the game which is kept purely indoors, one big sequence will apparently involve a several-minute long scene underwater. The production will move into Leavesden Studios once filming on the final “Harry Potter” is complete, with the water tank built for ‘Goblet of Fire’ to be utilized for that underwater scene.

Location filming will also take place in Malta.

Verbinski is producing from a script by John Logan.


I got to this point and my mind was wondering who the cameo would be by…would it be Depp? Would Pacino bring his A-Game to this one.

Then I clicked on the link to The Chicago News Dispatcher above and was quickly reminded of todays date.

A very good, almost feasible, April Fool…apparantly.

What April Fool things have you fallen for today?

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Pacino in Bioshock with a possible cameo by Johnny Depp?

Posted by LiveFor on April 1, 2009


Read this and get all excited like I did. I’ll be waiting for you to read it.

“Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller and Oscar-winner Al Pacino have joined the cast of Gore Verbinski’s “Bioshock” for Universal Pictures reports The Chicago News Dispatcher.
Based on the best-selling 2007 video game, the story is set in the 1960’s when a plane crashes in the middle of the Atlantic. Jack (Miller), the sole survivor, discovers a lighthouse which leads down to Rapture, an underwater city built in the 1940’s by a business magnate who wanted to create a scientific utopia where people could work without governmental or religious oversight.

Unfortunately the city has fallen into decay and madness, insane genetically mutated beings called ‘Splicers’ roam the halls. Only an energy that lies within various young girls can save the city, these girls however are protected by gigantic bodyguards called Big Daddies.

Pacino is in negotiations to play the magnate Andrew Ryan, while Verbinski is apparently pursuing one of his old “Pirates of the Caribbean” co-stars for a cameo as the bunny mask-wearing nutter Sander Cohen in a sequence midway through the film.
Unlike the game which is kept purely indoors, one big sequence will apparently involve a several-minute long scene underwater. The production will move into Leavesden Studios once filming on the final “Harry Potter” is complete, with the water tank built for ‘Goblet of Fire’ to be utilized for that underwater scene.

Location filming will also take place in Malta.

Verbinski is producing from a script by John Logan.


I got to this point and my mind was wondering who the cameo would be by…would it be Depp? Would Pacino bring his A-Game to this one.

Then I clicked on the link to The Chicago News Dispatcher above and was quickly reminded of todays date.

A very good, almost feasible, April Fool…apparantly.

What April Fool things have you fallen for today?

Leave a comment on this post below.

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King Lear is dead…Long live King Lear

Posted by LiveFor on February 26, 2009


A Hollywood adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy King Lear has been cancelled after reportedly falling victim to the current global economic crisis.

The film was due to star Sir Anthony Hopkins in the title role alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightly and Naomi Watts as the monarch’s three daughters.

The $36 million (£25 million) production was announced at last year’s Cannes Film Festival in France but has now been scrapped.

The decision was reportedly made after movie bosses found it difficult to secure the required investment.

A spokeswoman for Ruby Films, the production company behind the film, says, “Ruby are no longer doing it – the film will no longer go ahead. It has not really been announced.”

The move now clears the way for a rival production from director Michael Radford, starring Al Pacino, which will still go ahead.

Who would you rather see as King Lear? Pacino or Hopkins?

Source: WENN

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Cool Robert De Niro Poster

Posted by LiveFor on February 16, 2009

Remember the Bill Murray Poster from a while back. Well now the same guy has done one for Robert De Niro (Think I was taking crazy pills when I said it was Al Pacino!!).

You can buy it here if you want one. They also do a glow in the dark version.

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Al Pacino is King Lear

Posted by LiveFor on February 4, 2009

Michael Radford is writing and directing a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear and has set Al Pacino to play the lead role.

Radford and Pacino worked together on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in 2004, where Pacino played Shylock.
“Al has been offered this role many times over the years, but didn’t feel ready,” producer Barry Navidi told Variety. “He’s ready now. The film will be true to its period, very similar to the classical look of Merchant of Venice. Michael came up with the most brilliant adaptation and Al and I flipped for it.”

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