February 4, 2009

Pacino to Play King Lear

Last year we reported that Anthony Hopkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and Keira Knightley would be starring in Joshua Michael Stern's adaptation of King Lear (and it's still listed as in pre-production on IMDB). Meanwhile, Al Pacino is set to star as King Lear in an adaptation written and directed by Michael Radford who also worked with Pacino on Merchant of Venice. Variety reveals that "the film will be true to its period, very similar to the classical look of 'Merchant of Venice.'" --Kim

1 comment:

  1. Hopkins and Pacino would both be brilliant (but very different) Lears. I'm not sure if Gywneth will be able to star as she is too busy "enlightening?" us with her GOOP. It's her vocation, and she owes it to the world to help us live better lives.