The Humbling of Al Pacino: portrayal of a washed-up actor

  • AP, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Sep 05, 2014 15:16 IST

A new trailer for The Humbling has been revealed.

The drama sees Al Pacino star as an ageing theatre actor who has an affair with a younger woman, played by Greta Gerwig, reported Deadline.

Rain Man helmer Barry Levinson has directed the film adaptation of Phillip Roth's 2009 novel.

Pacino spoke about the movie recently at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, saying he was attracted to the role because of the contrast between his character's "tragic fall" and "a lot of comedy".

"The character is getting older and the feelings he has for his work are becoming less available to him, so he tries to compensate and becomes a little off and confused and slips into a kind of depression that expresses itself in his work," Pacino said.

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