David Gordon Green has gotten back on track in a big way with his last two features, Prince Avalanche and Joe. His next film, Manglehorn, will continue the director’s dramatic streak by telling the story of an aging, ordinary guy (played by Al Pacino) with a dark past that comes back to haunt him. While the story is along dramatic lines, Green previously described the picture as “a love story, the choices you make in your youth and the situations you set up for yourself,” but adds “there is a beautiful humor in this.” It sounds like a great role, and I’ll be interested to see what Pacino does with it.
The first image from the movie has now been released and you can check it out after the jump along with the official synopsis. The film also stars Holly Hunter, Chris Messina, and Harmony Korine. Manglehorn currently does not have a release date.
Here’s the official synopsis for Manglehorn:
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.