Al Pacino is a pretty old dude -- and, sure, maybe his most recent film Righteous Kill wasn't his best work (alright, alright -- it was horrible) -- but c'mon, he's still Al fucking Pacino. And any time Pacino does something, well, we take notice of him doing that something. According to the LA Times, screenwriter Dan Fogelman (Tangled) is "on the verge" of landing Pacino for Imagine, his directorial debut that tells the story of an aging rocker who "tries to lead a better life after receiving a lost letter that had been sent to him by his idol John Lennon more than 40 years ago."
Pacino is currently in negotiations for the leading role, and Steve Carell was originally supposed to play that character's son, but decided to be a major bummer and drop out earlier this month. It's okay though because hopefully, god-willing, "aging rocker" is code for "see Al Pacino wear skintight leather pants" -- which, regardless of the quality of the film, would just be hilarious.
Source: LA Times