MUMBAI: According to director Dan Fogelman, it was beyond
his wildest dreams to get Al Pacino and Julianne Moore
to star in his John Lennon-inspired film debut Imagine.
film centers on an aging 1970s rocker played by Pacino
who decides to turn his life around.
writer has 'that one project'... the one they feel so
strongly about that they can't bear to turn it over
to anyone else. For me, that project is 'Imagine'. It
was a career highlight simply to get a script of mine
into Al Pacino's hands.
have him read it, and then want to star in it... it's
five steps past career highlight," Fogelman has
been quoted to have said.
now, to have Julianne Moore and Jeremy join the fray?
It's beyond my wildest dreams. I've been hiding in my
house for the past few weeks, out of fear that someone
would pinch me. We are going to make a very special
film here," he added.
story of the film kicks off when Pacino's character
discovers an undelivered letter written to him when
he was 19 by John Lennon, the Beatles legend. The discovery
causes him to rethink his life, shunning his lavish
lifestyle and trophy girlfriend, and make up for lost
time by reconnecting with the son (Jeremy Renner) he's
will play the owner of a small New Jersey hotel where
the rocker buys a residence.