Last week I had a chance to sit down with DJ Caruso, the director of the upcoming Pacino flick Two for the Money and got at least a quasi-scoop!
Caruso is directing the just recently greenlit film Sleight of Mind with Kate Hudson for New Line Cinema. The film is about an older magician who Kate and her boyfriend attempt to rip off, and DJ has been getting some interesting casting direction.
Caruso told us, “Right now I have a film at New Line with Kate Hudson called Sleight of Mind written by Ron Bass who wrote Rain Man. Itâ€™s about Kate Hudson and her boyfriend who are two grifters and their plan to bilk this guy in Miami. We just got a greenlight on it last week. Of course I want Jack Nicholson for the guy they try to bilk. Everyoneâ€™s like ‘Get Jack, get Jack.’
If it makes anyone feel good, I also told him to get Jack, who would actually be playing an aging magician with Alzheimer’s disease. That guy eats breakfast 300 yards from 4000 Cubans who are trained to kill him so you know he could play a clueless magician!