Pacino to tread boards
13:30 22 March 2006
Al Pacino is to take to the stage in a production of Oscar Wilde's 'Salome'.
The legendary actor is set to play King Herod in the Los Angeles stage show, which will run from April 14 to May 14 at the Wadsworth Theatre.
'The Godfather' star worked with director Estelle Parsons for two years developing the 2003 Broadway version of the play - a one-act biblical drama. And Parsons has now been lined up to direct the production.
Pacino will play the king who lusts after his wife's daughter, Salome, played by Jessica Chastain.
Actor Kevin Anderson plays John the Baptist, Salome's object of affection and later revenge.
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