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Shakespeare Veteran Al Pacino to Play King Lear on the Big Screen

Al Pacino has signed on to play the greatest role ever written in new screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear , according to The Guardian . Oscar nominee Michael Radford will direct the major motion picture, with Pacino in the title role, set to begin filming in 2019. Continue reading

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Al Pacino to play King Lear in film adaptation of Shakespeare play

The Godfather and Scarface actor Al Pacino to play King Lear in film adaptation of Shakespeare play… with filming due to start in the UK next year The 78-year-old actor, who made his name playing gangsters in The Godfather and Scarface, will now try his hand at performing one of the English playwright's most recognisable characters. Oscar nominated screenwriter Michael Radford will direct the film, according to the Guardian, with filming set to start next year. Continue reading

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Al Pacino extends his Broadway run

Al Pacino, as Shylock – the Jewish moneylender – in the successful Broadway production, directed by Daniel Sullivan, of “The Merchant of Venice” can now be enjoyed through February 2011. The run of the Broadway play, based on Shakespeare’s story … Continue reading

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