Deepa Mehta to direct Al Pacino
Deepa Mehta , who is acclaimed for films like Earth, Fire, Water and Heaven on Earth, will direct a Hollywood film titled Masterpiece that will star Al Pacino of Godfather fame. He will portray Matisse in the movie, which will depict the true story of the painter’s relationship with his nurse Monique Bourgeois, who also served as his model and muse.
The film will be produced by Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal under the banner of Escape Artists.
Deepa Mehta is currently making the film Winds of Change, an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children