Wilde Salome is a curious little project. Al Pacino’s voiceover in the trailer puts it nicely:
“I’m doing a play. I’m doing a movie of the play. And I’m doing a documentary all at the same time. I have to function two ways: one as a director dealing with a camera, and the other as an actor. I’ve got too much to do!”
Pacino starred opposite Jessica Chastain in the Oscar Wilde play Salome, and was inspired to explore his Wilde obsession on film. I’m not entirely sure what to make of Wilde Salome, especially since it’s billed as both a documentary and a drama. At the very least, Wilde Salome should offer a long look at Pacino at his most manic. To get a better sense, hit the jump for the trailer, poster, and images.
Referred to by actor/director Al Pacino as his most personal project ever, the unconventional feature documentary “Wilde Salome” invites audiences into Pacino’s private world, as he explores the complexities of Oscar Wilde’s acclaimed play “Salome,” Wilde himself and the birth of a rising star in actress Jessica Chastain.