At 74, Al Pacino isn’t just getting warmed up, he’s on a streak. He had two dramas this fall: Manglehorn, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival, in which he plays a small-town Texan locksmith, and Barry Levinson’s The Humbling, in which he portrays an aged actor who has a quirky romance (which is playing at the AwardsLine screening series next Tuesday at the Landmark on Pico).
Next up is Danny Collins this spring which marks the directorial debut of comedy scribe Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Last Vegas). Based on a true story, Pacino plays a gray-haired rocker who has seen better days. However, his life changes when his manager (Christopher Plummer) reveals a 40-year-old undelivered fan letter written to Danny by John Lennon. Danny embarks on a journey to reunite with his lost son (Bobby Cannavale), as well as write a few tunes on the ivories. Jennifer Garner and Annette Bening also star.
Bleecker Street is opening the film next spring.