Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Al Pacino nearing deal to star in Nazi hunter TV series

Al Pacino nearing deal to star in Nazi hunter TV series

Pacino's deal should be done this week and he'll become the latest movie star to line up for a series.

As the streaming wars near a fever pitch, Amazon is reportedly close to reaching a deal with Al Pacino to star in an upcoming drama series for Amazon called The Hunt to be executive produced by Jordan Peele, according to Variety.

This won't be Pacino's first foray into television; he stared in the HBO films Paterno, Phil Spector and You Don't Know Jack, as well as the HBO miniseries Angels in America. Tom Lesinski (Mr. Mercedes) and Jenna Santoianni for Sonar will also serve as executive producers.

Peele is producing The Hunt through his Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment labels. And as if that's not enough, the Oscar-winning actor is joining another cool project, as Collider has confirmed he's in final negotiations to join Jordan Peele's Amazon series The Hunt. He won Emmys for the latter two performances. David Weil created the series and will also executive produce and write.

"The Hunt" follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. The've discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.

Lerman plays a character out for blood after his grandmother is murdered, while Pacino portrays the mentor to Lerman's character. Amazon has ordered 10 episodes of The Hunt, but there is no word yet on when the program will air or who else will star in it.

He is repped by CAA.

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