Al Pacino is apparently ready to try something new.
The longtime movie star is reportedly close to reaching a deal to take on his first role as a series regular. He is in negotiations to star in an upcoming Amazon series called "The Hunt," Deadline reports. He'd play a Nazi hunter who belongs to a larger group that takes justice into its own hands.
Logan Lerman has also been cast in the series, which is set in 1977, and his character, Jonah Heidelbaum, finds the group after his grandmother's murder. The members are hunting down Nazis who moved to the United States and took on new identities. Pacino's character becomes Jonah's mentor.
Pacino has, of course, had a long career in film, but he has never been a regular on a TV series. Although his television work has been limited, it has garnered accolades. He received an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in the HBO miniseries "Angels in America" as well as another Emmy for the made-for-TV biopic "You Don't Know Jack."
"The Hunt" is set for 10 episodes after a straight-to-series order in May. It is based on an original idea and also takes inspiration in real-life events. The series comes from creator David Weil. He is writing the series, as well as executive producing and co-showrunning alongside Nikki Toscano. Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld of Monkey Paw Productions are also excecutive producing, alongside Sonar Entertainment's Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni. Monkeypaw and Sonar are producing.
So far, a premiere date for "The Hunt" has not been announced.