Al Pacino is in talks to star in Blink, an adaptation of Malcolm Gladwell’s nonfiction bestseller to be directed and written by Stephen Gaghan (Traffic).
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Risky Biz Blog says a number of younger actors are circling the other lead part.
Gaghan’s script will center on the relationship between an older man (Pacino) and the twentysomething son he was never close to. The two reconnect early on in the film, and the boy, an idealistic drifter who’s teaching in a downtown New York school, and the father, a finance type living in Connecticut, must navigate their new relationship.
Regarding the title, the son can size up people and situations on a dime. The Pacino character spots this, and both wants to help the boy find himself and use him to make some dough on Wall Street.