By: James Silverwolfe
Holly Hunter, Chris Messina and Harmony Korine have joined the cast of MANGLEHORN opposite Al Pacino. The story follows an aging ex-convict (Pacino) who struggles to cope with the fact that he chose ‘one final job’ over the love of his life. Hunter will play that love, which is the film’s female lead. No word on what specific roles Messina or Korine will play.
Paul Logan wrote the original script but David Gordon Green (“Prince Avalanche,” “Pineapple Express”) will make it his own to direct. Producing will be Green, Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Lisa Muskat and Derrick Tseng.
My favorite Hunter performance to this day is still her portrayal of Ed from “Raising Arizona.” She’s most recently appeared in “Paradise” and may or may not appear in the next untitled Terrence Malick film, assuming she makes his infamous cut. Messina tends to ocilate perfectly between comedy and drama. He currently stars in “The Mindy Project” and “The Newsroom.” He’ll appear next in an untitled project that he directed himself. Korine is known more for writing and directing his own films but he has on occasion appeared in movies. His last role was in this year’s “Stoker.”