Al Pacino played hotshot salesman Ricky Roma in the killer 1992 film adaptation of David Mamet’s dark drama Glengarry Glen Ross, a role that earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. Now the New York Times reports Pacino is returning to the play for a Broadway revival eyed for next year, but this time to play the sad-sack Shelly Levene, the salesman portrayed in the movie by Jack Lemmon. The casting would reunite Pacino with his The Merchant Of Venice stage director Daniel Sullivan, who is directing the new version of Mamet’s play. The searing drama about a flailing real-estate sales office — and featuring Mamet’s meaty dialogue — always has attracted top names: the original 1984 play won a Tony for Joe Mantegna as Roma, and Alan Alda and Liev Schreiber were nominated for a 2005 revival that Schreiber won for playing Roma.
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