Pacino to Star in ‘Blink’

Details about Stephen Gaghan’s upcoming film based on Malcolm Gladwell's nonfiction bestseller Blink have surfaced, answering the question many have been asking: “How can this book be turned into a feature?” Risky Business reports that Al Pacino is in talks to star in the story of the relationship between a Wall Street man and his estranged 20-something son, an idealistic drifter working as a teacher at a downtown New York school. Pacino’s character notices that the son has the talent to size up people and situations on a dime, and tries to use this to both help the boy find himself, and to make some money off of him. The project had initially been set up at Universal but it's been reincarnated as an indie, with William Morris Independent's Incentive film fund coming up with the financing.