Julian Schnabel Back in the Director’s Chair with ‘In the Hands of Dante’ with Al Pacino

Famed notorious 1980’s art circuit wunderkind turned applauded film director, Julian Schnabel is back after a hiatus decking the director’s chair for his brand-new venture ‘In the Hands of Dante’. Currently underway in the historic city of Rome, the film boasts a constellation of stars including Oscar Isaac, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, John Malkovich, and Gerard Butler. If that lineup doesn’t make you sit up and take notice, we don’t know what will!

Al Pacino Joins the All-Star Cast of ‘In the Hands of Dante’

Further ramping up the excitement around the film is the recent addition of the film industry veteran, Al Pacino. As Variety has reported, Pacino is all set to add weight and depth to the high-caliber cast. Having made a significant impact with his role in Ridley Scott’s 2021 drama “House of Gucci,” it’s fantastic to confirm that the esteemed 83-year-old actor isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

Schnabel’s Direction After a Brief Hiatus

Julian Schnabel has earned a prominent place in the entertainment industry, delivering acclaimed gems like “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” and “Before Night Falls.” However, the director has been off the radar since his critically admired Van Gogh biopic “At Eternity’s Gate” in 2018. This makes the progress of “In the Hands of Dante” all the more exciting for fans.

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‘In the Hands of Dante’: A Decade in the Making

“In the Hands of Dante” is not just another film on Schnabel’s résumé, it’s a project that has been brewing for more than a decade. Based on Nick Tosches’s gritty historical novel of the same name, the film will navigate through two parallel worlds–one in the 18th and the other in the 21st century. With Schnabel’s artistic foresight and a superstar cast, expectations are high for this one.

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