Pacino, Levinson, Henry team for Roth’s ‘Humbling’

Al Pacino has bought the film rights to Philip Roth’s most recent novel, The Humbling.

The New York Times reports that Pacino will play the lead with Barry Levinson directing and Buck Henry writing the screenplay. No studio is involved yet.

The news comes to the Times by way of Pat Kingsley.

The project follows an aging and irrelevant stage actor who finds hope of renewal through a younger woman.