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Al Pacino’s daughter hoping to make Pickford biopic

Producers at Poverty Row Entertainment have won the rights to Eileen Whitfield’s biography Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood, and now studio bosses are hoping to recreate the Pollyanna star’s life story in a new movie about her career and marriage to screen idol Douglas Fairbanks.

A statement released by company executives Julie Pacino and Jennifer DeLia reads, “With no intention of creating a conventional biopic, we will use the language of film to hopscotch through time, in order to tell the story of a woman so ahead of her time who was living one of the most romantic love stories of all-time.

“Mary Pickford’s story is one of intense emotion, astute intuition, dedicated artistry, and about the creation of Hollywood.”

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Pacino and DeLia, who will direct the film, are hoping to sell the project to financiers at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in France.

Casting has yet to be announced.

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