‘Sniff’: Al Pacino Set to Star Alongside Big Names in Upcoming Film Noir

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Every so often, a movie comes along that has a ridiculously star-studded lineup of actors. think movies like this Pulp Fiction, Ocean XI, And Tropic Thunder. Those films had casts of some of Hollywood’s biggest names. They usually make great movies, as top tier talent finds a way to mesh together.

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It was recently announced at the Toronto International Film Festival that an upcoming film noir, titled to smell, Some eminent personalities will attend.

Al Pacino to join an all-star cast

Al Pacino | WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto

Key Cast to smell It stars Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman, Danny DeVito and Helen Mirren. Except for DeVito, who was only nominated for an Oscar for his role in Erin Brockovich, the other three stars are the winners.


Pacino received an Oscar for his role scent of a Woman, While Freeman won for the part of Eddie Dupris million dollar Baby. for his role in Queen, Mirren won the Oscar for Best Actress.

Oscar winner Taylor Hackford will direct the film from a screenplay by Tom Grey. Gray will serve as executive producer with Adam Goodman and Matt Skina through his company Dichotomy Creative Group.

‘Sniff’ is inspired by classic film noir

Danny DeVito and Morgan Freeman | Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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to smell The film will be a stylish reinvention of the noir genre. These Hollywood crime dramas emphasize low lighting, unbalanced compositions and cynical attitudes. They were extremely popular in the 40s and 50s.

“I’ve always been a big fan of film noir, but I haven’t really made it, although I have made against all the odds,” Hackford told time limit. “That was a remake of past outOne of the best film noirs of all time. I didn’t want to make a shot at him redoing it, but took it as inspiration. “

conspiracy of to smell Surrounds a retirement home where two residents die under suspicious circumstances. A retired detective gets involved when his old partner asks him to help. As they begin searching for answers, they discover a hidden underworld of sex, drugs and murder.

“The whole concept of setting a film noir in an upscale retirement community … these are spreading across the United States as the baby boomer generation heads toward retirement. There’s a lot of money, and people want to live in a beautiful environment. ” teenage father said the director. “They’re on the brochures, but what Tom Gray did was show what was hidden beneath the surface. I thought it was a brilliant idea, and he understood the nature of good noir – dark storytelling, incredibly Twisted characters – and I thought he had a great handle. Adam and Matt said, ‘It’s yours if you wanna run with it.’ I met the author, Tom Gray, we clicked on it and worked on it together, he wrote and I put forth ideas.

When will the film release?

Helen Mirren | Stefania D’Alessandro / Getty Images

While many other details about the film are not yet known, Goodman said production is set to begin early next year.

“The dream is to have the film available for the fourth quarter of 2022,” the production company owner said. “Adult audiences are being wildly underrated right now, and it looks like there’s a great opportunity here. This movie may go wide, but it could be a real phenomenon for that community. Haven’t seen the cast since Ocean’s Eleven Movies.”

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