Thursday, June 14, 2012
There are whispers in Tin Pan Alley that Al Pacino is pacting to star in a revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross" on Broadway.
If the project is green lighted for the New York stage, it will be slated in for the 2012 - 2013 theatre season.
It remains to be seen whether audiences will warm up to the play this time around.
The drama was penned by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet and was a sure-fire hit the first time out of the gate, though.
Insiders in-the-know are tight-lipped about the production because contact negotiations are still on-going in the big apple with the players.
Pacino is keen on assuming the role of Shelly Levene (a character in tight fix) - to challenge his acting chops - perhaps?
In a prior adaptation crafted for the silver screen, the Oscar-winning actor played the part of Ricky Roma - a hot-shot real estate agent - film buffs may recall.
Is Pacino's decision to switch characters triggered by the recent success of "Death of a Salesman" on the Great White Way?
By the way, It's rumored that Daniel Sullivan will helm the project.
Gosh, he's mum, too.
As Bugs Bunny would say:
"That's all, folks!"
For now, at least.
Stay posted for updates, eh?