Al Pacino Joins Gaghan’s “Blink”

Al Pacino is in talks for the lead role in the indie feature “Blink” for says Risky Biz Blog.

“Traffic” scribe Stephen Gaghan is adapting and directing the film version of Malcolm Gladwell’s nonfiction bestseller with several younger actors circling the other lead role.

The story centers on the relationship between an older man (Pacino) and the twentysomething son he was never close to.

The two reconnect early on in the film, and the boy, an idealistic drifter who’s teaching in a downtown New York school, and the father, a finance type living in Connecticut, must navigate their new relationship.

The son has a special gift: he can size up people and situations on a dime. The Pacino character spots this, and both wants to help the boy find himself and use him to make some dough on Wall Street.

Though originally setup at Universal, the film is taking the indie route and is being shopped around at Cannes.