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David Gordon Green may have made a name for himself as a comedy director with films like PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and THE SITTER, but his recent films see him getting back to more dramatic fare. We saw the trailer for JOE last week, which will see Nicholas Cage take on a much darker, more reserved role than we are used to seeing him in.
Green's next film, MANGLEHORN, looks to be in a similar vein. It will star Al Pacino as an ordinary guy, questioning the choices that he has made over the course of his life, only to find that a very dark past has returned to haunt him.
AJ Manglehorn is an aging, ordinary guy in a small town. He nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day.
But there is more to Manglehorn than meets the eye: he’s an ex-con who, 40 years ago, gave up the woman of his dreams for a big ‘job’. He now obsesses daily over the choices he made. After a dramatic effort to start over, Manglehorn faces a terrifying moment and is unmasked as a guy with a very, very dark past.
The first image has been released, showing Pacino looking particularly weary, set against a backdrop of the most keys I have ever seen in a single place. It's an interesting image, and a role that I look forward to seeing Pacino in. MANGLEHORN also co-stars Holly Hunter, Chris Messina, and Harmony Korine.