In the video below, Oscar winner Al Pacino talks with Deadline’s Dominic Patten about finding and making The Humblinghis latest film. It’s based on a Philip Roth novel about an aging, suicidal actor (finally a part he can relate to, Pacino joked). The novel is highly regarded, but turning it into a movie meant bringing “a sense of humor” to the story. The result: satirist and screenwriter Buck Henry was brought in to write the screenplay (with Michal Zebede).

Barry Levinson directed the movie, and he, Pacino and Jason Sosnoff were producers. The film hits theaters on Jan. 23 after an Oscar-qualifying run this month. Millennium Entertainment is the distributor.

This is the first segment in our video conversation between Pacino and Dominic, a part of the Rough Cuts segment in our AwardsLine awards hub on Deadline. James Goodwin produced this particular series on Al Pacino. Let us know what you think.

Have you seen the movie yet? Are you looking forward to it?

Watch the conversation here: