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Brian De Palma has been attached to quite a few promising projects over the years. Most exciting of all, the director was going to reunite with his Scarface and Carlito’s Way star, Al Pacino, for a film about coach Joe Paterno. Whether De Palma is still involved with Happy Valley is unknown, and the same can be said for The Key Man and Heat. But we do know the director is now moving forward with Lights Out, a thriller set in China.

Learn more about Lights Out after the jump.

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Manglehorn trailer

David Gordon Green is back this year with Manglehorn, a bittersweet drama about a cranky and lonely dude who starts to realize that maybe he doesn’t have to be so cranky and lonely anymore. Al Pacino plays the title character. Watch the Manglehorn US trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Manglehorn trailer

Al Pacino plays a sort of recluse for David Gordon Green in Manglehorn, and the first trailer is here. Pacino plays a guy struggling with his past and the woman that got away, even as he avoids truly dealing with the aspects of his life that are right in front of him. The cast also features Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine (who will feature Pacino in his own next film), and Chris Messina. Check out the first Manglehorn trailer below. Read More »

Al Pacino Marvel

Over the summer, Al Pacino saw and loved Guardians of the Galaxy. He saw it with his kids and was incredibly impressed with the work Marvel Studios was putting on screen. “I recognized the ingenious stuff they were doing; the invention, the attractiveness of the way they were performing it. It had Shakespearian feeling to it at times. I was caught up,” he told Deadline. He then said he’d be open to appearing in a Marvel movie if he could “understand [it] in terms of how I fit in it.”

That opened the door, and in a new interview, Pacino reveals he had a meeting with Kevin Feige to discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last time a star said they had a meeting like this, Vin Diesel ended up as Groot. So will Al Pacino appear in an upcoming Marvel Studios movie? What character will he play? And what, specifically, did he say on this matter? Read all the Al Pacino Marvel madness below. Read More »

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Has Al Pacino talked to Kevin Feige at Marvel Studios? Want to see the official Avengers: Age of Ultron tease on the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray? What did the creator of Suicide Squad think of the casting of the movie? How is Jeremy Irons‘ Alfred in Batman v Superman different from other Alfreds? Did you miss the Arrow vs Flash fight? Which Hobbit star is jealous of his Marvel acting friends? What did Chadwick Boseman just realize about playing Black Panther? Want to read Benedict Cumberbatch and Joaquin Phoenix talking Doctor Strange? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Al Pacino

Brian De Palma is responsible for two of Al Pacino‘s many iconic roles: the leads in Scarface and Carlito’s Way. Now, after a long break from one another, the two are reportedly shopping a new movie at the American Film Market called Retribution. It’s a remake of the 2003 Belgian film, The Memory Of A Killer, which is about a hitman with Alzheimer’s who is on the trail of a child prostitution ring. Read more about Brian De Palma and Al Pacino’s Retribution below. Read More »

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Martin Scorsese has so many different projects on his to-do list at any point that it wouldn’t be a huge shocker if some of them dropped off eventually. But despite the fact that he’s making Silence next, he hasn’t forgotten about The Irishman, at least according to star Al Pacino.

In fact, not only does he still very much intend to make the film, Scorsese’s even added another cast member — Bobby Cannavale. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci remain attached as well. Hit the jump for the latest on Scorsese’s The Irishman.

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Want to see new footage and trailer from Gotham, Arrow and The Flash? Does Scoot McNairy think his Batman v Superman character will be around for more movies? Is there a new series where a baby becomes a superhero? Which Marvel Comics character photobombed a bunch of covers? Which Oscar winner not only loved Guardians of the Galaxy, but would be open to a Marvel movie? Which scene was deleted from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Humbling trailer

Al Pacino shows up in two big festival films this year: David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, and The Humbling from Barry Levinson. Here’s a first The Humbling trailer, in which Pacino plays an aging actor who embarks upon an affair with a younger woman (Greta Gerwig) after he has a minor breakdown. OK, maybe not such a minor one.

If that sounds like it should really be Woody Allen material, keep in mind that the film is an adaptation of the novel by Philip Roth, who could almost be considered Allen’s literary twin. Pacino picked up rights to the novel, reunited with Levinson, his You Don’t Know Jack director, and got Buck Henry and Michal Zebede to script. Check out Pacino in the first The Humbling trailer below. Read More »