Barry Levinson (Sphere, Sleepers, Rain Man) recently directed Al Pacino to Emmy-winning glory as Jack Kevorkian in HBO’s “You Don’t Know Jack”. They are already looking to unite again for “Gotti: Three Generations, but before that they look to be squeezing in another collaboration, The Humbling.
The Humbling is an adaptation of the Philip Roth novel, about a stage actor in his declining years who is revitalised by a relationship with a much younger woman, following his retirement to his New York farmhouse. The screenplay has been written by Levinson, along with Buck Henry (The Graduate, Catch-22, To Die For) and Michal Zebede.
Levinson and Pacino are going to need to get their skates on, with their respective slates becoming increasingly congested. Hopefully The Humbling will be given their full attention and will result in an end product deserving of their considerable talent.