Al Pacino is in negotiations to join Dan Fogelman’s directing debut, IMAGINE. The feature, also written by Fogelman, follows an aging rocker who discovers a letter written to him by the late John Lennon and decides to alter the course of his life after it informs him of his estranged son. Steve Carell was previously attached to star but has since dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Currently, Jeff Bridges is also in contention for the same role as Pacino, would see the “Crazy Heart” country singer switch to its distant cousin, rock and roll.
Carell and Denise Di Novi will produce, with Vance DeGeneres, Charlie Hartsock and Jessie Nelson set to executive produce.
Pacino is repped by ICM.