Pacino, Cillian Murphy Team for Dali & I

A surreal pairing, har har har!

Cillian Murphy is entering the art world.

Well, not really. But, as The Hollywood Reporter tells it, the actor has signed on to play a young art deaer who crosses paths with Salvador Dali in Dali & I: The Surreal Story. Playing Dali? A young up-and-comer you may have heard of named Al Pacino.

Andrew Niccol is directing the project, which is based on the real-life experiences of art dealer Stan Lauryssens, and is rewriting John Salvati's script, which was drawn from Lauryssens' autobiography, Dali and I. The Reporter gives the following synopsis:

The movie, which will span the 1960s-80s, follows the time in Salvador Dali's life when most of his great work was behind him and he became more flamboyant. Dali (Pacino) also developed a mentor-protege relationship with a young art dealer named Stan Lauryssens (Murphy).

Filming is scheduled to begin early next year in Spain and New York. Murphy and Pacino were most recently seen in Sunshine and Ocean's Thirteen, respectively.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Comments

puablo

Josh Jones

Wow. What disturbs me is I honestly think Pacino can pull it off.

Sep 14 - 05:51 AM

dahluzz

joe shmo

he's done cubano, why not spanish? i just hope his pefromance isn't too over-the-top. the "flamboyant" description worries me...

Sep 14 - 06:09 AM

AgentSmith

Gabriel Barboza

It would be very interesting in my opinion to see these 2 great actors sharing roles in a film. Besides, I consider that actors and actresses must be multitasking in the thing that they must even roles of characters of different nationalities. So, I consider that this would be very interesting to see.

Sep 14 - 07:09 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

Sounds pretty good, but can they use a different title? The "(prolific artist) and I" title is way overused.

Sep 14 - 07:34 AM

MudPuddles

Richard Cormican

Hmmm, I'd agree, but the movie is going to be a dramatisation of the book of the same name, so to change the movie title would be like changing the names of the movie versions of "Cold Mountain", "Jurassic Park", "Casino Royale" or "The DaVinci Code". Actually, the DaVinci Code movie should have been called "Utter Crap".

Sep 15 - 11:18 AM

dahluzz

joe shmo

"Besides, I consider that actors and actresses must be multitasking in the thing that they must even roles of characters of different nationalities."

so, what nationality are you, or do you just not write well?

Sep 14 - 07:36 AM

rsantiago31

richard santiago

actually he's acted as a cuban & a puerto rican, direct descendants of th spanish culture. nevertheless, there are so many great spanish actors who should be given the opportunity to show how great they are that when i remmember him in the role of tony montana i couldn't get out of my head that he was an italo american actor. and as carlito in carlitos way, he defenetly lacked the puerto rican spirit. we'll have to wait and see. in the mean time lets keep enjoying good spanish movies with excellent actors and actreesses.

Sep 14 - 10:26 AM

Unbreakable Samurai

Unbreakable Samurai

Could be allright, I like the combination of Niccol and Murphy.

Sep 14 - 11:32 AM

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bob jones

sounds good as long as pacino doesnt make an *** of himself in it. the only decent thing ive seen him in lately was insomnia.

Sep 14 - 01:45 PM

~*Admiral Snowstorm*~

Dominique Amsterdam

This is kind of cool; we have two great actors from two different generations collaborating for one single movie. I've always liked when stuff like this happens. It's too early to pass judgment on this movie, so I'll just say that I plan to keep an eye on it, since I'm a big fan of Cillian Murphy and Al Pacino isn't that bad either.

Sep 14 - 02:53 PM

AgentSmith

Gabriel Barboza

I must apologize. I didn't wrote that properly. I must have said that actors and actresses must play roles that are not from the country they were born.

Sep 14 - 07:58 PM

MudPuddles

Richard Cormican

Hmmm, I'd agree, but the movie is going to be a dramatisation of the book of the same name, so to change the movie title would be like changing the names of the movie versions of "Cold Mountain", "Jurassic Park", "Casino Royale" or "The DaVinci Code". Actually, the DaVinci Code movie should have been called "Utter Crap".

Sep 15 - 11:18 AM

RottenMoreno

Luis F. Moreno

Cillian Murphy and Al Pacino in the same film? *faints*

Sep 15 - 02:46 PM

marinarice

Marina Rice

Wonderful combination. Both have a flair for the dramatic, but both can play it cool when necessary. One problem....way too far in the future before release! Hate that!

Sep 16 - 08:04 AM

grifinator

Mark Griffin

this movie should be good. Although hollywood often screws up artist's biographies, in the hands of the guy who scripted the truman show this looks like a safe bet. and to anyone who has the nerve to doubt, even to question al pacino's acting ability, get offline before you embarrass yourself any further.

Oct 11 - 10:52 AM

SuryKendra

Guénaëlle Declercq

Well .. Al has never disappointed me. If the movie sucks, I'll be glad to watch his performance ^^

Dec 6 - 12:48 AM

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