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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pacino goes back to crime

Film legend, Al Pacino is returning to gangster films with a part in the long awaited John Gotti biopic.

The man who launched his career with the greatest crime film ever made, The Godfather, Al Pacino is set to star in another crime film, according to website, The Wrap.

Pacino was twice nominated for an Academy Award for playing mobster Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" series. He will join the cast of "Gotti: Three Generations."

He will play the Gambino crime family's under-boss, Neil Dellacroce. The classically-trained actor will join John Travolta, who is set to play John Gotti. Kelly Preston, Travolta's real-life wife will star as Gotti's wife and Joe Pesci, will play a Gotti lieutenant. I am excited about seeing Pesci in a mobster role again. It has been sixteen years since Casino and Eight heads in a duffel bag.

Lindsay Lohan has also been cast. I suppose she will have learned a few things from jail by the time filming begins. Respected film director Barry Levinson meanwhile will helm the picture. He last directed Pacino in a multiple award winning role in the made-for-TV-movie, You Don't Know Jack, about controversial right-to-die doctor, Jack Kevorkian.

Do you think Pacino can do anything new in starring as a gangster? Can he bring anything to such a role that he has not in the past?

He had been messing around in bad films such as Righteous Kill and Simone.

Alistair Anderson

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